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Iraq says Talks with U.S. on Pact Reach “Dead End” | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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AMMAN (Reuters) – Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Friday talks with the United States on a new long-term security pact had reached a “dead end” because of U.S. demands that infringed Iraq’s sovereignty.

“We have reached a dead end, because when we started the talks, we found that the U.S. demands hugely infringe on the sovereignty of Iraq, and this we can never accept,” Maliki told journalists during a visit to neighboring Jordan.