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2008-08-26 09:00:33

[Speech by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to the First National Conference of Bani Lab tribal chiefs and notables held at the Al-Rashid Hotel, Baghdad; broadcast carried as speech is in progress - live.] Al-Iraqiyah Television at 1205 gmt on 25 August 2008 interrupts its regular newscast to carry live a speech by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki at a the First National Conference of the Bani-Lam Tribe in Baghdad. The live broadcast begins with Al-Maliki's speech in progress. Al-Maliki...

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2008-08-26 06:00:00

BAGHDAD -- Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Monday that all foreign troops must leave Iraq by the end of 2011. It was the Iraqi leader's toughest public statement since the U.S. and Iraq began negotiations over a security agreement last March. Iraqi government officials had previously said that, although Iraq wanted U.S. combat troops out by the end of 2011, the deadline was subject to change based on conditions on the ground. Additionally, they had said, U.S. forces training Iraqi...

2008-08-26 03:00:09

World News IN BRIEF *BAGHDAD Iraq and the US have agreed that a planned security pact would require all American troops to leave by the end of 2011, the Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said. But in Washington, Robert Wood, a US State Department spokesman, said that no final deal had been reached, adding that the draft plan needed to be agreed by the Iraqi side. He also declined to comment on the 2011 withdrawal date. The Iraqi government also proposed that US troops end patrols of towns...

2008-08-25 15:00:09

Iraq and the United States agreed on a withdrawal date for U.S. combat troops but several obstacles remain, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said. Maliki discussed the departure date in a speech Monday to tribal leaders in Baghdad. The New York Times reported. U.S. President George Bush, who has resisted a firm schedule for combat troop withdrawal, and others within the administration stress the agreement is only a draft. The security agreement needs to be completed and approved by...

2008-08-25 12:00:03

Text of report by Dubai-based Iraqi private Al-Sharqiyah TV on 25 August [Announcer-read report over video] Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has said that Iraq will not sign any agreement or treaty with the United States unless it is based on the principle of complete sovereignty and unless troop withdrawal is timetabled. Speaking at a tribal conference in Baghdad, Al-Maliki said the negotiators from both sides have not yet agreed on certain issues, including immunity. He added: Iraq holds...

2008-08-23 12:00:29

By Richard Lardner Associated Press CRAWFORD, Texas -- President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki spoke Friday by secure video as work on a plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq by 2011 continued. "There are still discussions ongoing," said White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe. "It's not done until it's done. And the discussions are really ongoing. And ongoing and ongoing. But hopefully drawing to a conclusion." Bush is vacationing at his ranch in Texas. The deal being...

2008-08-23 03:00:15

BAGHDAD - Iraq and the U.S. pushed close to a deal Thursday setting a course for American combat troops to pull out of Iraqi cities by next June on the way to broader withdrawal from the long and costly war by 2011. Subject to final approval by the top Iraqi leadership, the exit date for U.S. troops would be December 2011, although the Americans insist on linking that target to additional security and political progress. President Bush has long resisted a timetable for pulling out,...

2008-08-23 00:00:14

By The Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq and the U.S. pushed close to a deal Thursday setting a course for American combat troops to pull out of major Iraqi cities by next June, with a broader withdrawal from the long and costly war by 2011.Subject to final approval by the top Iraqi leadership, the exit date for U.S. troops would be December 2011, although the Americans insist on linking that target to additional security and political progress.President Bush has long resisted a...

2008-08-23 00:00:14

By Patrick Cockburn Iraqi forces to take charge of urban areas next June The United States is moving towards ending its military control of Iraq by agreeing to withdraw combat troops from Iraqi cities and towns by next June and from the rest of Iraq by 2011, according to Iraqi and American negotiators. The withdrawal of US troops to bases outside the cities, towns and villages would make the Iraqi government, whose security forces number half a million men, the predominant military...

2008-08-22 09:00:07

By KAREN DEYOUNG By Karen DeYoung and Sudarsan Raghavan The Washington Post BAGHDAD U.S. and Iraqi negotiators have agreed to the withdrawal of all U.S. combat forces from the country by the end of 2011, and Iraqi officials said they are very close to resolving issues blocking a final accord that sets out the terms of the future American presence here. Iraqi and U.S. officials said several difficult issues remain, including whether U.S. troops will be subject to Iraqi law if...


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