The United Nations authorized the U.S. military presence in Iraq may continue after the expiration of
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BEIJING, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) U.S. Defense Department said the U.S. military this year on December 31 after the UN mandate expires, still in Iraq long-term presence and confidence.
network 15, according to Sing Tao Daily reported that the Defense Department spokesman Bryan Whitman said the U.S. believes the two sides will reach consensus on Iraq, and not have to wait until the two sides signed a formal status of forces agreement.
2003 年 3 月 20, United States and Britain and other countries without UN authorization to launch the Iraq war. In October, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 1511, authorized to form a US-led multinational force in Iraq, so Mei Zaiyi garrison justifiably. But this year, this authorization will expire. The United States had hoped to sign as soon as possible and the Iraqi government troops status agreement, the United States to legally make long-term presence in Iraq. However, if the two sides in the U.S. extraterritorial differences on key issues, has been unable to reach an agreement.
“Washington Post” recently reported that the status of forces agreement can not be quickly reached, the United States is considering other ways to be legally presence in Iraq, including the authority to persuade the United Nations adopted a new resolution .