Long-Presse / Baghdad
Expect parliamentarians, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, focuses on his first visit to Washington, to ask for more arms and activate the contracts concluded by Iraq with the US side, particularly access to Apache helicopters and F16 aircraft.
Parliamentarians are likely to touch Abadi, in his meeting with Obama to the need to support Iraq economically across the US loans and postpone the payment of the price of some arms deals.
Prime Minister announced that he would ask the United States more armament and air strikes in the face of the organization Daash, just before he left for Washington to meet with President Barack Obama.
Ebadi said, in English, told reporters at Baghdad International Airport, in response to a question about the most important thing will request during his visit to Washington, "the first thing is a clear increase in the air campaign and delivery of weapons."
He said in Arabic "We have seen in recent months, significant progress in air support by the international coalition (led by Washington), as well as increasing the number of trainers" who are being prepared Iraqi forces to fight against the organization which controls since June over large areas of the country. However, he explained that "Iraq needs more reinforcement."
The Prime Minister emphasized the need for "strict measures to stop the flow of foreign terrorists to Iraq" and to "international support to curb terrorism, which now escapes and escape the effects of the oil to get the money."
Ebadi said, "We want more support, especially that we have two battles to bring out two basic Daash of Iraq, namely the Battle of Anbar and Nineveh battle to end the presence of Daash in Iraq, and we hope to end its presence in the region as a whole."
Ebadi said, "we have an interest in Iraq to be our relationship with the United States and a strong relationship based on respect for Iraqi sovereignty, mutual respect between the parties, and for peace and security in the region and the world."
He is scheduled to meet with al-Abadi Obama at the White House Tuesday. The Iraqi delegation includes the ministers of defense, finance and oil and higher education, as well as National Security Adviser Faleh al-Fayad.
Commenting on the first visit by Abadi to Washington as prime minister, says the Messenger Radi, MP for the coalition of state law, in a statement to the "long", that "the prime minister Haider al-Abadi's visit to Washington had come to discuss the arming of Iraq by the US administration and activate contracts weapons previously concluded Ktaúrat 1016 and Apache and unmanned aircraft march and equipment needed by the army in the war against Daash. "
He said Radi, said "the Prime Minister will demand from the US side is equipped security forces, these weapons and Order forward because of the economic conditions experienced by Iraq," pointing out that "the issues that Abadi discuss with the US president the subject of the Iraqi economy, refreshed, such as providing loans from US banks to Halhh economic crisis ".
Expecting that "the government delegation in Washington to discuss the issue of pressure on countries supporting the elements Daash."
For his part, says Hamid al-Mutlaq, Vice Chairman of the Commission on Security and Defense, said that "Iraq needs to military, security and economic by the US side support under the current circumstances as well as the leadership of the international coalition."
He said al-Mutlaq, in an interview for the "long" "The army needs to be light and medium weapons and equipment engineering and Noazir night detectors mines," pointing out that "the security agreement that required the Americans to provide support to the Iraqi side in the war against the regulations Daash."
It stresses a member of the National Coalition, led by Iyad Allawi, "the need to arm the army and the local police and the sons of the tribes to address the security situation through the elements Daash open several fronts in modern gray and other areas," calling for "cooperation between the federal government and the province of Anbar to cleanse this province." .
In turn, the Kurdistan Alliance describes Abadi visit to Washington as "important to consolidate and activate the security agreement and provide the necessary support for the Iraqi forces fighting elements Daash in several fronts."
MP says Majid Chenkali, in a comment made by "long", that "of files that will be discussed reconstruction of the cities that came to destruction because of the processes and events that recently acquired," expected to ask US government support in its war against Daash.
Chenkali draws that "any support will be provided by the United States of America will have the Kurdistan region's share of it, either on the military and security level and economic on the grounds that the province engaged in fierce battles against the elements Daash Tmdt almost 1000 km, as well as the presence of displaced people in large numbers in Kurdistan." .
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