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US vice president visits Iraq

08-31-2010 08:16 BJT Special Report:The future of Iraq post-US withdrawal |

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United States Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Iraq ahead of the deadline for the withdrawal of US troops in Iraq. Biden will preside over the military, change-of-command ceremony on Wednesday.

The US Vice President, sought Monday to reassure Iraq, that America is not abandoning them as their military steps back, and their transition, to more of a diplomatic mission, in the country, would be smooth.

The US ends its combat operations in Iraq later Tuesday, August the 31st. Fewer than 50 thousand troops will remain in the country, to provide training and other forms of support to Iraq's security forces.

Underscoring the shift, officials, say Biden will make a new appeal to Iraqi leaders, to end the current political deadlock and form a new government.

The March 7th parliamentary elections, left Iraq without a clear winner, and insurgents have exploited the uncertainty to hammer Iraq's security forces with near-daily attacks.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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