INA - WASHINGTON - ZINA IBRAHIM
Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein confirmed on Saturday, that the discussions of the final statement of the strategic dialogue were difficult, while indicating that the Iraqi delegation achieved positive results in the dialogue.
“The discussions of the final statement of the strategic dialogue took a whole day. The Iraqi delegation achieved positive results in the strategic dialogue by discussing all points at various political levels, military and economic,” said Hussein in an exclusive interview with IMN News Channel, followed by the Iraqi News Agency (INA).
He explained that "the discussions related to security and military relations because there is a reality in the Iraqi situation and there is a decision by the Iraqi parliament about the presence of foreign forces in Iraq in addition to regional issues that affect the internal situation of Iraq as well as differences and conflicts between Washington and Tehran, all of which affect Iraq," indicating that "When the Iraqi delegation came from Baghdad, it held intensive dialogues with the interior, because the strategic and sensitive issues must take into consideration the internal situation."
He pointed out that "he had extensive meetings with the prime minister and leaders of political parties, and that the delegation carried the ideas of leaders and blocs, and the idea of redeploying US forces was raised, an idea that the US side had previously put forward to the previous government," noting that "after deep discussions with the political leaders in Baghdad, the issue of redeployment was reached according to schedule and timing, and in Washington there was a wide, serious discussion on this issue"