The US troops in Iraq.
Malik al-Nouri, Iraq's PM
- A part of the agreement covers issues regarding 'sustainable security': this section of the agreement will allow the US to build 3 to 12 military bases on Iraq's soil to maintain control over the country's military for an indefinite period. Under the agreement Iraqi military and security forces would not be able to carry out any operations independently and they would have to ask for permission from the US Military Command in
- Another section of the agreement would regulate the authority of US troops in
Weeping, women in Fadhil, Iraq.
in Tehran, Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami on Friday, in the Friday Kutbah, slammed as treachery to Islam a security accord due to be sealed between Baghdad and Washington on the presence of American occupation troops in Iraq.
Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani
The mainstream media keep mum about the accord, critics say SOFA would virtually put