Iraqi parliament majority leader visits US

Leader of the majority in the Iraqi National Assembly (Parliament), Abdul-Aziz Al-Hakim on Tuesday left for Washington on an official visit upon invitation by the US Administration.

Iraqi parliament majority leader visits US
Al-Hakim is leading a delegation from the United Iraqi Alliance leaders and Shiite MPs on the visit, director of relations, culture and media in the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council (SIIC) Sheikh Hamid Rashid Mala said.

According to Mala, the leader of the Iraqi Alliance will discuss with the US officials a host of issues relevant to the Iraqi scene and the political and security developments in the country.

The Alliance had demanded dragging Iraq from under the Seventh Article of the UN Charter as well as concluding an agreement to put and end to the existence of foreign troops in the country.

It also stressed the dire need for enforcing the provinces law, speeding up steps for the oil and gas bill and respecting the independence of the judiciary as well as implementing the verdicts against those condemned in the Anfal Campaign.

In addition, the Supreme Council noted that foreign troops were "temporarily" in Iraq and that the international community had to help the country to rebuild its troops and security bodies to be able to assume full responsibility.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 27 Kasım 2007, 14:36