Wednesday Jul 27, 201105:51 PM GMT
Iraqi foreign minister holds press conference
Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:53PM
Wisam al-Bayati, Press TV, Baghdad
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The Iraqi Foreign Minister, Hoshyar Zebari held a press conference to talk about the latest political developments in Iraq.

During the Conference, he said that the Iraqi government has made its final decision on the withdrawal of the US forces from Iraq as final, saying that it is vehemently against the extension of the US forces presence in the country.

He went further by saying that unlike what some people think, extending the presence of US forces in Iraq is not as easy as getting the approval of Parliament and three presidential posts and if this happens, the extension would not be longer than 2 to 3 years.

On the other hand, many observers say that the way that the US troops have built their bases shows that the US has no intention to leave Iraq soon.

Since Baghdad and Washington signed an agreement on withdrawal of all US forces by the end 2011, the Iraqi government concentrated its efforts on expanding ties with the international community and building credible forces to face any threats or terrorist activities after that date.

Talking about diplomatic ties with outside world, the Iraqi foreign minister said that the diplomatic efforts of the government are aimed at increasing friendly ties with other countries.

According to Zibari, Iraq is already hosting more than 98 foreign diplomatic representations and this shows that Iraqi has managed to restore its position on International arena.

The Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari held a press conference in the ministry to talk about the latest political developments in Iraq on Wednesday.

During the conference he described Iraqi government's decision toward the withdrawal US forces in Iraq as final and stated that so far the Iraqi government still firm in rejecting the extension of the US troops in Iraq, he further added that the US government has not applied yet any request to extend its troop's presence in Iraq.

He said that extending the presence of the US troops in the country is not that easy as the Iraqi parliament and the three presidential posts have to vote for the extension to have it done and if this happened the extension will not be longer than 2 or 3 years period.

On the other hand he emphasized the efforts of the Iraqi government in increasing its diplomatic representation in the foreign countries and described the efforts of the Government in this regard as extraordinary.

He said that Iraq today has 72 embassies and 15 active diplomat delegations across the world.

He further said that Iraq is hosting more than 98 foreign diplomatic representation in Iraq which indicates that Iraqi has succeeded to regain its position in the world.

Many observers believe that the way that the US troops have built their bases with shows that the US has no intention to leave Iraq soon.

Since Baghdad and Washington signed an agreement on withdrawal of all US forces by the end 2011, the Iraqi government concentrated its efforts on expanding ties with the international community and building credible forces to face any threats or terrorist activities after that date.





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