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Maliki's visit to US in Baghdadi newspapers
BAGHDAD / NINA / Baghdad's newspapers on Wednesday 30, Oct concentrated on the visit of Prime Minister Nuri al –Maliki to the United States and the envisaged results, in addition to the failure of the political blocs to reach an agreement on the election law, as well as political and security issues.
Al-Sabah Newspaper, issued by the Iraqi Media Network, said: "the visit of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to Washington is very important as it comes in the light of the regional unrest, as well as uncertainty in Syria, which influenced so much in Iraq and caused the escalation violence."
It added that al-Maliki will discuss, during his meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday, expanding the horizons of cooperation between the two countries in accordance with the strategic framework agreement, in addition to a discussion of the risks facing Iraq, coming from Syria.
Al- Destoor newspaper has addressed Maliki's visit under the title / the pilgrimage season of Iraqi politicians to America starts/
The newspaper said : "Prime Minister, Nuri al-Maliki is due to arrive Washington on Wednesday 30 Oct in response to an official invitation from the U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden that Maliki tries to exploit this visit, especially in the Syrian crisis and its repercussions. In addition, he will try to pressure on Washington to accelerate arming the Iraqi army and request U.S. aid in the fight against terrorism and Iraq's role in the Geneva Conference 2 and improve US-Iranian relations. "
It quoted Ali al-Moussawi, media adviser to Maliki as saying : " The Iraqi efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis through diplomacy are in the interests of Iraq first, because the continuation of the situation as it is now will lead to more complexity and deterioration of security in the region."
In response to a question, whether Maliki will discuss in Washington the role of U.S. in the renewal of the mandate for the third time, Moussawi said : "This is an internal affair will be discussed among Iraqi parties only and external party has the right to intervene ,"adding : "The rumors that the reason for the visit is to get American support for a third term just perceptions and political speculations wary of this visit . "
The newspaper also pointed to the upcoming visit of the President of the House of Representatives, Osama al-Nujaifi to the United States.
It quoted a source in the/ Motahedoon/ bloc, headed by Nujaifi as saying: "The most important files to be discussed by the President of the House of Representatives during his visit to the United States is the deterioration of the security file and the seriousness of the death of democracy in Iraq and the formation of a new dictatorship ."/ End
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