Arbil August 22 (AKnews) – Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on the need to accelerate the pace of arming the Iraqi security forces, helping to secure Iraq’s sovereignty over the entire land and waters and airspace.
This came during a meeting with his office yesterday evening, the official head of CCAMLR in the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, and his accompanying delegation.
The transfer site Maliki for prime minister as saying that “the strategic framework agreement painted all these tracks and we monitor the implementation of what was agreed upon, whether in the field of military cooperation and armaments or in other areas,” stressing “build the capacity of Iraq and equip troops with modern equipment so as to ensure its goals defense contributes the stability of the region and its stability. “
During the meeting, they discussed the current depth of the situation in Syria and the region.
With regard to the situation in Syria, Maliki said Iraq since the outbreak of the crisis, “he was careful to steer clear of interference in internal affairs and work to promote a peaceful political solution.”
He see Iraq posed from the outset, which he said is an integral part of the proposed Representative internationalist and former joint Arab Kofi Annan, through its focus on the need to move within a deliberate political steps leading to the desired change, without giving further violence and bloodshed.
He added that “Iraq presented a paper on this matter for some delegations of Arab States at the Summit, which was held in Baghdad.”
He called to act quickly to stop the bloodshed and achieve the desired transformation of the Syrian people, stressing Iraq’s readiness to provide all he can to do so.
For his part, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the U.S. military believed that Iraq can play an influential role in the Syrian crisis more than any other country in the region due to its privileged position during this crisis.
Gen. Dempsey said that the United States is proud of its partnership with Iraq and progress made on the security side and in the building up military forces on the basis of scientific and professional, stressing the readiness of the United States to discuss all of Iraq’s needs in the field of defense as to ensure its unity and independence.
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, arrived yesterday afternoon Tuesday, to the Iraqi capital Baghdad on a visit during which he will meet a number of Iraqi officials.