Politics & Government

July 23, 2009

Iraq's Maliki raises possibility of asking U.S. to stay on

A day after President Barack Obama said that the U.S. was on track to pull its troops out of Iraq by 2011, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki said that timeline could change "if the Iraqi forces required further training and support." His comment on whether the new status of forces agreement might need to be renegotiated underscored how tentative the situation in Iraq remains.

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