the United States in the coming months will continue to reduce its military presence in Iraq. In addition, Washington intends to discuss with Baghdad the status of remaining in the country of American troops.

this was said in a June 11 joint statement of the authorities of the two countries. Plans to reduce U.S. troops explains significant progress in addressing the threat from DAISH (the Arabic name is forbidden in Russia, ISIL). Both countries plan to concentrate on the development of bilateral relations in the field of security, based on shared interests, writes TASS, citing the document.

the American side also stressed that it is not committed to a permanent presence in Iraq and not asking for permanent military bases.