Iran Fears Possible Security Agreement between US and Iraq: Iraqi MP

Politics Materials 9 June 2008 14:08 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 9 June / corr. Trend R. Hafizoglu/ On 7-8 June, the Iraqi premier paid an official visit to Tehran at an initiative of Iran to discuss the possible security agreement between the United States and Iraq. "The official visit of the Iraqi Premier Nuri al-Maliki was initiated by Tehran," the Iraqi MP Fovzi Akramoglu said to Trend .

Al-Malik met with the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and religious leader of this country Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. "The chief aim of Al-Maliki's visit to Iran is to discuss the sooner signing of the security agreement between the United States and Iraq," Akramoglu said over a telephone from Baghdad.

According to the political scientist, the fears of Iran are not in vain. "The agreement to be signed between the United States and Iraq poses a danger not only for the future of Iraqi people, but also for the future of the region countries. The agreement between Washington and Baghdad will enable coalition forces to stay in Iraq for an unlimited time, he said.

"The agreement with the occupiers does not have any logical ground," MP said.

In March 2003, the United States launched its military intervention in Iraq with the support of coalition forces. According to the media reports, the total number of dead and missing people range from 350,000 to 4mln since the beginning of Iraqi war.

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