U.S. Counters Iraqi Changes to SOFA Deal

The United States has formally responded to Iraq's proposals for changes to a draft deal that will govern American forces in Iraq and that sets a date for their withdrawal -- agreeing to some suggestions, but balking at an Iraqi bid for more criminal jurisdiction over U.S. troops, sources say. "It's now the Iraqis' turn for them to move the document through their internal political process," State Department deputy spokesman Robert Wood said. The two sides thought they had a deal several weeks...Full Story
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