The World – Iraq
In response to a question about relations between Baghdad and Washington, Al-Kazemi said during an interview with Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper: Our relations with Washington are governed by agreements and contracts approved by the legislative authority.
He added: We understand the agreements that unite us as not deviating from the framework of adhering to our national sovereignty and the sanctity and interests of Iraq, and it has been emphasized on every occasion where there is talk about relations between Iraq and the United States and the presence of its forces or “international coalition” forces that they do not deviate from this the frame.
Al-Kazemi continued: Iraq needed international assistance in the war against the terrorist organization “ISIS”, which prompted us to launch a strategic dialogue with the United States of America to set up post-war arrangements on this organization, and it is mainly related to training and logistical support and what is required for joint action against “ISIS.” Terrorism will end its existence in the country.
He pointed out that the decision of the presence of foreign forces, regardless of their identity and reference, belongs to Iraq and its government, and has nothing to do with any other decision or desire. In the end, it is a matter of sovereignty and a national decision.