Latest U.S.–Iraq Status of Forces Agreement Stories

2008-11-03 09:00:02

The United States has agreed to most of the changes Iraqi leaders made to a security agreement between the two countries, the Iraqi state-run newspaper said. Al-Sabah reported U.S.

2008-10-31 15:00:02

U.S. Army Gen. Raymond Odierno, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, says chances are as high as 30 percent a U.S.-Iraqi security deal won't be reached. On a scale of one to 10, "I'm probably (at) a seven or eight that something is going to be worked out," Odierno told The Washington Times.

2008-10-30 18:00:02

U.S. officials are reviewing the Iraqi amendments to the draft agreement on U.S. troop levels in Iraq, a State Department official said Thursday. Spokesman Robert Wood, however, declined to discuss the nature of the amendments when asked during a news conference.

2008-10-23 15:00:12

U.S. troops could face new restrictions greatly curtailing Iraqi operations in 2009 without a new long-term security pact, military officials say. If Iraq's leaders fail to pass the security agreement before Jan.

2008-10-09 00:00:19

By The Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) - The Iraqi foreign minister said Tuesday it will require "bold political decisions" to resolve the major issue standing in the way of a deal allowing American troops to remain here next year - who would try U.S.

2008-10-07 18:00:13

Iraq and the United States are close to reaching a security agreement on a continued U.S. military presence in that country, the Iraqi foreign minister said. Still unresolved, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said, is the issue of granting to U.S.

2008-09-16 18:00:07

BAGHDAD (AP)- Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday he foresees a shrinking U.S. combat role in Iraq in coming months, while the No. 2 U.S. commander here cautioned that it would be a mistake to push the U.S.-trained Iraqi army and police into a leading security role too soon.

2008-09-16 12:00:01

Al-Arabiya TV in Arabic - independent television station financed by Arab businessmen - at 1820 and 2020 gmt on 15 September carries in its daily "Panorama" and "Last Hour" programmes two interviews with Nasir al-Ani, head of the Iraqi Presidential Office, via satellite from Baghdad; and Abd-al-Latif Rayyan, media adviser to the Coalition Forces in Iraq, via telephone from Baghdad.

2008-09-16 09:00:06

By Robert Burns Associated Press BAGHDAD -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday he foresees a shrinking U.S. combat role in Iraq in coming months, while the No. 2 U.S.

2008-08-26 12:00:44

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.

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