U.S. forces will withdraw from Iraq in 2011 planned withdrawal in 2015
the streets of Baghdad, Iraq, a hand-held anti-US slogans to protest youth (September 12, 2007). Xinhua News Agency/Agence France
Xinhua news, according to the 27 television interview published speeches, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said the United States asked Iraq to allow the U.S. by 2015 to maintain presence in Iraq, but U.S. and Iraqi sides Later, an agreement requiring U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraq before the end of 2011.
Iraq Jalal Talabani told local television interview, said: “The U.S. proposal (withdrawal) period of 2015, Iraq proposed in 2010 the two sides later agreed to set the 2011 deadline if necessary, Iraq could required to extend the period of the garrison. “
Talabani’s speech an interview published in his own 27, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan website.
U.S. and Iraqi officials said, the bilateral US-Iraqi security agreement negotiations drawing to a close. But U.S. officials said the two sides have not reached a final agreement on troop withdrawal deadline.
United States is now about 145,000 troops in Iraq. As a UN Security Council resolution authorized foreign troops in Iraq expires at the end of this year, the U.S. hoped to continue negotiations to seek legal basis for troops in Iraq. US-Iraq draft agreement must be approved by Iraq’s parliament finally signed. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said Saturday, before the end of 2011 Iraqi troops on both sides to reach agreement.