Iraqi Cabinet Passes Security Pact

The Iraqi Cabinet today approved a politically sensitive military pact with the United States over the continued presence of U.S. troops in the country. The United Nations mandate authorizing the presence of foreign troops in Iraq is scheduled to expire at the end of the year; the new pact seeks to provide legal cover for U.S. forces here. The three-year security agreement between Iraq and the United States will be debated Monday and come up for a vote in the Iraqi Parliament within 10 days....Full Story
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