This comes at a time called the International Crisis Group, based in the Belgian capital, Brussels, the leaders of the Sunni Arabs in Iraq and the Maliki government focus their efforts on the process of strengthening confidence in the political process before and during the elections scheduled for next year in Iraq.
Zebari said during the conference a joint press with Foreign Minister John Kerry in Washington, on Thursday evening, said that "Iraq needs the support of the United States in the field of security and the fight against terrorism and build the capacity of its security forces, in order to be able to stave off the growing threat posed by al-Qaeda and the Front victory, especially the danger coming from Syria" .
and Zebari said that "Iraq has an independent position towards the Syrian crisis, and believes that a political solution is the only way to reach the exit to the crisis," noting that "Iraq has not provided no money nor weapons nor oil to the Syrian regime, but stop at an equal distance from the opposition and regime Syrian. "
He said Zebari, "there are no volunteers Iraqis entering Syria with the consent of the Iraqi government, there are some militias are encouraged to adapt the young men and fueling the conflict in Syria, but this does not represent the policy of the government of Iraq."
For his part, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that Iraq is a key ally and important to the United States in the region, underlined that Iraq trusted U.S. ally and supporting him in the face of challenges. "
and the U.S. State Department, announced on Thursday that the minister John Kerry will discuss with his Iraqi counterpart Hoshyar Zebari, who is visiting the United States is currently , the Convention on "Sofa" to work strategic between the two countries. on the sidelines of the fourth meeting of the Coordination Committee to be held in Washington.
Iraq has signed and the United States at the end of November 2008, the agreement called strategic framework to support the ministries and agencies of the Iraqi transition from the partnership strategy with the Republic of Iraq to the areas of economic , diplomatic, cultural and security, as well as providing important sustainable rule of law, including the police development program and the completion of the coordination, supervision and report of the Fund of Iraq relief and reconstruction.
expected to continue a relationship Iraq and the United States during the next phase in what is known (the Framework Agreement strategy), which states exchange and partnership between the two countries in the fields of economic, diplomatic, cultural and security.
Separately, said the International Crisis Group, in its latest report on the relationship between Sunni Arabs and the Iraqi government, that "the deployment of military units, special forces and intensify raids and arrests, will not lead to calm, but will enhance the disconnect happening between Sunni Arabs and the central government in Baghdad, "as in the words of political analyst in the group Maria Vantapi, which demanded that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who draws his strength from the United States, that" aware of this very well. "
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