Kuwait newspaper reports Maliki cancels trip to New York after Obama refused to meet with the PM

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Kuwaiti newspaper: Obama refused to meet with al-Maliki in Washington for the discomfort of his administration and the dimensions of the impression his support in elections
Saturday, September 28 / September 2013 10:59

Kuwaiti newspaper revealed a source familiar with administration rejected a request to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York.

The Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari has revealed in 19 of the last August that “al-Maliki will visit America in the near future,” likely “The visit should be in the month of September [current] to discuss bilateral relations within the strategic framework agreement signed between the two countries and cooperation in the field of armament and combat terrorism , as well as the latest developments in the region, especially the Syrian crisis. “

The Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas quoted the source as saying that “al-Maliki canceled his trip to New York on the back of this rejection, where he took part of the Iraqi delegation headed by Vice President Khodair al in the work of the General Assembly of the United Nations.”

According to the paper, “he According to the source, the reasons behind the rejection of the U.S. is resented the administration of Maliki’s performance, and that Washington does not want to give the impression of their support to him in light of the approach of the Iraqi parliamentary elections next year, as well as to avoid the administration persist in nuisance Arabia, المنزعجة Originally from Washington’s abandonment of a military strike against the Syrian regime on the one hand, and the sudden openness on Iran on the other hand. “

The press reports pointed to accompany Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari during his visit to Washington last month, Advisor to the Prime Minister and his chief Tariq star with National Security Minister Faleh al-Fayad, for the purpose of persuading the United States Maliki’s visit to Washington.

As media sources revealed a request by Baghdad to the United States for help in the fight against al-Qaeda and other militant groups in Iraq.

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