US deal should include withdrawal timetable: Iraq PM

In a statement, Maliki's office said a memorandum of understanding could be reached covering either the "departure of foreign forces" from Iraq or setting a timetable for their withdrawal.

US deal should include withdrawal timetable: Iraq PM
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki raised the prospect on Monday of setting a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops as part of negotiations over a new security deal.

In a statement, Maliki's office said a memorandum of understanding could be reached covering either the "departure of foreign forces" from Iraq or setting a timetable for their withdrawal.

"In all cases, the basis for any agreement will be respect for the full sovereignty of Iraq," the statement quoted Maliki as telling Arab ambassadors in the United Arab Emirates.

Reuters
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