Iraqi Prime Minister welcomed Haider Abadi Iranian assistance in the fight against al-Islamic state, but at the same time called on Tehran to respect Iraq's sovereignty, stressing that everything "must pass through the Iraqi government."
He said al-Abadi At a seminar with the participation of experts in American politics at the Washington Institute on the sidelines of his visit to the US Delivery that the presence of Iran's Qods Force commander Qasem Soleimani in Iraq was a bad idea.
He denied Abadi, in a word for Strategic and International Studies Center, he came to Washington, bringing with him a list of weapons that are required to provide the country with, and added that he had received assurances to deliver a number of F-16s at the time.
For his part, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Washington, Fadi Mansour explained that Abadi was asked directly whether the idea of post Soleimani in the battles on the ground in Iraq is a good idea, he replied, "No .. It was a bad idea," but noted that the process of promoting the existence Soleimani Iraq through the publication of images and recordings of this existence, considering that there are bad intentions to carry through to highlight the participation Soleimani.
Mansour added that Iraqi Prime Minister However, the regional realities necessitate the existence of cooperation between the countries of the region, but he focused on the need to respect Iraq's sovereignty.
He said Al-Jazeera correspondent that Abadi's remarks were an attempt to balance the precise equation, it must satisfy Washington to maintain its role in Iraq by providing military assistance and arms and air cover financial aid and loans, and in the opposite party does not want to provoke internal reality of Iraq, nor to provoke the Iranian side.
It also wants to send to reassure Washington's letters that he is a strong man who holds the reins of things really, who controls the army and the forces of the popular crowd , and it was he who controls the nature of the Iranian support on the ground, all in order to continue the US role in the restoration of the battles of Mosul and al-Anbar .
In a related context Iraqi Prime Minister pointed out that the two brigades will begin training Iraqis to restore the province of Anbar from state regulation, and require them to heavy weapons in the fighting.
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