Posts Tagged ‘arms deal’

22/10/2011 19:09
Baghdad, Oct. 22 (AKnews) – Iraq’s Nuri al-Maliki said Saturday that the number of US trainers and the period they should stay in the country will be determined in the arms deal between Baghdad and Washington.

Maliki’s statement, who was speaking in a press conference in Baghdad, comes as the US forces are nearing the December 2011 deadline set for them under the security deal signed between Baghdad and Washington to withdraw from Iraq.

Maliki said the retaining of US trainers the period they should stay will “be inserted in the arms deals that will be done as an essential condition”.