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Iraq agrees US troops to stay

08-03-2011 14:23 BJT

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Iraqi political leaders have agreed to allow Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to hold talks with the United States on retaining some troops in the country beyond the end of 2011.

The latest decision would permit a small force of US troops to stay, but only for the purpose of training Iraqi forces under the Strategic Framework Agreements, signed between Baghdad and Washington in 2008.

The decision came after the visiting Chairman of the US joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, held a meeting with the Iraqi President and Prime Minister.

 

 

 

 

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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