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By Campbell Robertson An agreement has been reached between Iraq and the United States on a date for the departure of U.S. combat troops, Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki said Monday.
[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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By The Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq and the U.S.
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.