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Iraqi officials stepped up pressure on the United States on Tuesday to agree to a specific timeline to withdraw American forces, a sign of the government's growing confidence as violence falls.
By Richard Wolf and Jim Michaels WASHINGTON -- The Iraqi government's desire to set a timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops represents a lesson for the Bush administration: Be careful what you wish for.
[Speech by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, "during his meeting with Arab ambassadors in Abu Dhabi" - Recorded] Baghdad Al-Iraqiyah Television in Arabic at 1233 gmt on 7 July carries a recorded speech by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, "during his meeting with Arab ambassadors in Abu Dhabi." After the speech, Al-Maliki takes questions from ambassadors.
Text of report by state-run Iranian Arabic-language television news channel Al-Alam on 7 July [Al-Alam TV] The departure of the US forces from Iraq and the end of Iraq's [sponsorship] under the UN Chapter 7 remain a concern for Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.
Bush's Iraq report ignored by U.S. media WASHINGTON, July 3 (Xinhua) -- There's little media reaction to a new Bush administration report touting "progress" in Iraq, U.S. Media Research Center said Thursday.
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., rejected claims Thursday that he has changed his position on withdrawing U.S. combat troops from Iraq.
[News conference by Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari in Baghdad - live] Iraqi TV station Al-Iraqiyah TV at 0815 gmt on 2 July carries live from Baghdad a 45-minute news conference by Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari.
By Robert H. Reid BAGHDAD - Iraq's foreign minister told lawmakers Tuesday the U.S. made major concessions in talks on a new security agreement, urging them to approve the deal to keep U.S. troops here after the U.N. mandate expires at the end of the year.
As of Monday, at least 4,113 members of the U.S. military have died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes eight military civilians killed in action.
By Michael R. Gordon Soon after U.S. forces toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003, General Tommy Franks surprised senior U.S. Army officers by revamping the military command in Baghdad. The decision reflected the assumption by Franks, the top U.S.
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