The presence of US forces is the"safety
valve" for Iraq, said Wataniya (National) Coalition's Raad al-Dahlaki,
affirming that the final decision on keeping the US forces or dismissing them
is up to the prime minister.
The US military presence is "purely Iraqi," Dahlaki said, adding that the opinion of the parliament speaker and the president on this matter has been clear, as they gave the choice to Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi, who is also the commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
Mohamed al-Halbousi's speech was "clear," as he said that the liberated provinces are in need for the presence of the international community, not only to fight terrorism, but also to reconstruct the liberated provinces, train security forces, and help build the institutions.
"For us, their presence (the US forces) is an additional safety valve for Iraq," Dahlaki added.