United States before the end of June next year all the defense of Iraq Iraq handover
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BEIJING, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) Roundup, 13, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said in Iraq, before the end of June next year, All defense will be handed over control of Iraq.
Gates arrived in Iraq the same day, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, met Aodiernuo, and made the above remarks.
Gates in the U.S. military in Iraq said in a speech Balad Air Base, the U.S. action in Iraq has entered the final stage, the U.S. will be next year before the end of June to withdraw from Iraqi cities and towns, when all 18 provinces will be handed over to Iraq control of the defense.
according to U.S. and Iraqi troops reached an agreement, the first half of next year the U.S. withdrawal from Iraqi cities and towns, and in 2012 all leave Iraq.
also reported that U.S. President George W. Bush also 突访伊拉克 14, he again said that American intervention in Iraq, although difficult, but also “necessary.”
This is Bush’s overthrow of Saddam Hussein’s rule, the fourth visit to Iraq, it could be his last presidential term, five weeks after the expiry of leave he will.