September 20, 2021

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The United States has suspended military service in Iraq

The United States has suspended military service in Iraq

US President Joe Biden (right) shakes hands with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Qadimi at the Oval Office in the White House.Image REUTERS

This decision reflects the inevitable pillars of Biden’s foreign policy: closing the era of the war on terror launched by the United States in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, and focusing on China’s potential threats from the Middle East. The president said the United States “must fight for the next 20 years, not the last 20 years.”

But Kadimi was adamant that the war in his country should end systematically. The Iraqi prime minister wants to move between his two main allies, the United States and Iran. Pro-Iranian factions want the US to leave Iraq, while others say it could not have been done without US help. The United States has struggled with military action in a country largely occupied by militants backed by Iran.

America ‘Available’

The United States is not leaving Iraq completely. ‘We are constantly available. We continue to train people, we help, we help fight against the Islamic State where necessary, but we will not fight until the end of this year, “Biden said after meeting Kadimi at the Oval Office for the first time on Monday.

There are currently about 2,500 U.S. troops in Iraq, but in practice there will be no major change in practice due to the focus on training Iraqi troops for some time. It is not known how much manpower will be left for these tasks.

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