Admiral Mullen's visit to Iraq after the end of the meeting of leaders of political blocs tomorrow to take a position on the possibility of the survival of his troops
Monday 1 August 2011
Follow-up - and babysit - U.S. military official said Sunday it had begun a visit to Iraq on the eve of a meeting of Iraqi leaders to take a position on the possibility of application of these forces to extend the stay beyond the withdrawal date scheduled by the end of the year.
The plane landed Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Michael Mullen, the U.S. military base near the northern city of Mosul after two-day visit to Afghanistan, also comes before leaving office in October. He said the American officer to tell Joseph, told AFP the arrival of Mullen to Mosul without giving any details about the nature and duration of the visit.
The U.S. military is still published about 47 thousand soldiers in Iraq, note that these must be withdrawn completely from the country end of this year, according to a security agreement signed between Baghdad and Washington.
U.S. officials are pressing on their Iraqi counterparts to push them to determine the position of the potential demand from the U.S. forces keep the number of its troops beyond the end of the year. It is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, Iraqi leaders meeting at the home of Iraqi President Jalal Talabani to discuss the issue.
Mullen's visit comes two days after the confirmation of a U.S. watchdog said the security situation in Iraq has dropped compared with what it was before one year and that the continuous deterioration of security.