learned long from informed sources that the meeting of leaders of Iraqi political blocs is expected it will be this week and will focus on one issue only related to the number that remain of the U.S. military after the withdrawal end of the year. Informed sources explained that President Jalal Talabani, the face of calls to the heads of political blocs, leading to the meeting ,
Pointing out that the responses of the heads of the blocks came quick, and most of them are expected to attend the meeting in the Palace of Peace for the presidency. The Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi has said before last Wednesday that the president would call for a third meeting of the political blocs after his return from New York, expressing his hope that “unlucky luck leaders of political blocs in this meeting.”
To that, the source close to the prime minister that the United States told Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s desire to remain 2000-3000 military in Iraq as trainers and strength to protect them, and that Iraq does not seem to object to this, but the objection is the immunity that Washington wants to be guaranteed for its remaining forces and to prevent any measure that would give Iraq legal right to prosecute any U.S. military in the event of committing an offense on the ground in Iraq.
The same sources said that the leaders of the blocks they want from Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to announce the approval of the survival of the number proposed by Washington, while requesting the leaders through the parliament issue an order granting Americans immunity from prosecution, explaining, “including that the subject is controversial and essential for Iraqi sovereignty, the Everyone hopes to get out of the meeting a plan by end of this controversial topic, and emphasizes partnership Iraqi forces to assume responsibility for maintaining Iraq’s sovereignty. “
The leaders of the blocs had agreed during a meeting, the second of August, at the residence of President Jalal Talabani, the government began talks with the United States to keep the number of U.S. troops to train Iraqi forces after the withdrawal date is the full end of 2011 the current, while met with the opposition to the Sadrists, who reject any kind of talks within the framework of keeping the Americans in the country after the end of the year. Iraq has signed and the United States, in 2008, the Framework Agreement strategy to support the ministries and agencies of the Iraqi transition from the strategic partnership with the Republic of Iraq to the areas of economic, diplomatic and cultural and security, based on reducing the number of PRTs in the provinces, as well as provide an important sustainable rule of law, including police development program and the completion of the coordination and supervision and the report of the Fund of Iraq relief and reconstruction. Under the security agreement signed between Baghdad and Washington that it should withdraw all U.S. forces from all territories and waters and airspace of Iraq no later than December 31 of 2011 current, having withdrawn U.S. combat forces under the Convention of the cities, villages and towns of Iraq on June 30 2009.