Clinton Warns Iran: U.S. Committed to Iraq

The Secretary of State on the future of Libya, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
6:54 | 10/23/11

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Official autopsy report confirms -- -- Gadhafi was killed by shots ahead. The transition government is -- the international pressure to explain the circumstances of -- is death. And secretary of state Hillary Clinton is in the region I spoke with about the changes in Libya. And the administration's decision to pull all American troops from Iraq. Madam secretary thank you for joining us are human -- Keynes famously designated. Becky Becky Becky stocked up. Well -- -- there's -- 000. Chance of that comment Republican politics but I am in Uzbekistan. Jimmy says something most serious. You actually in Libya earlier this week and this week we also the video of the bloodied in today's moment about some -- and now lying in frees up. -- -- Take a look at it. What was your reaction to that video. -- gut reaction. Well Christiane. Obviously no one wants to see any human being in that condition. Yet I know what a great relief it was two. Millions of Libyans that. The past was finished and now they can. Move into a different future. Without fear and intimidation and try to make up the lost time of 42 years to develop. A country that has so much natural. Well and deserves to have -- democracy and prosperity. Do you think it was obvious that that was going to happen to him or do you think that He -- been treated any differently well I think everyone. Would hope that He could have been captured and brought to justice. And I am very pleased that the transitional national council -- called for an independent investigation along with the United Nations -- Fully support that. Because I think that the new Libya needs to start with accountability. The rule apply a sense of unity and reconciliation. In order to build an inclusive. Democracy so people who supported the former regime unless they do have blood on their hands. Should be safe and feel included in this new. Country. What about the -- of pan am one of three Al-Megrahi who was freed and brought back to Libya. Do you want to see him. Recap should be imprisoned and -- so wed in May -- -- or in the United States and Britain -- Scotland. Christiane I never thought He should have been released in the first place I've raised this with the highest levels of the TM CI we'll raise it with the new Libyan government. We want to see him returned. To prison. Preferably in Scotland where it was serving the sentence but if not elsewhere. Because we thought it was a miscarriage of justice that He was released from the sentence that had been imposed. For that ghastly bombing of pan am one Ellsbury. This -- to Iraq. President Obama at the end of this week is announced that all troops will be out by the end of the year it's well known the military wanted to keep twenty to 30000 in. And that's. The Iraqi force is. While they've made progress we still need American logistical help. Are you not concerned that some of the gains that have been made are at risk we'll Christiane. Remember that it was President Bush -- set the timetable in motion by agreeing with the Iraqis that all troops would be out by the end of this year. And of course President Obama promised the American people that. The troops would be out by the end of this year but we're always open to discussing with partner countries what their needs are and as you know. We have a lot of presence in that region so now we're not going to have. Bases in Iraq that we have bases elsewhere we have security relations from. Jordan to Colombia. So we're going to be present in Iraq supporting the Iraqis. And continually discussing with them what their needs are and no one should. -- calculate our commitment to Iraq most particularly. Iran. There's just moved to Afghanistan where you've also just come from. And Pakistan you have confirmed that you're talking to the hug Connie network also are you trying to get talks -- the -- -- bond. Is the United States put ahead and does the United States have the responsibility. To make sure that when it leaves if the Talabani is being brought back in. That it does not commit the same kind of atrocities. Against the women and others that it did in the. Well let me take each piece of that very quickly we're gonna fight where we need to fight we will talk if there's an opportunity to talk. And we will keep building -- -- a more secure stable future for Afghanistan. And to that end we have red lines for any talking or any agreement. With whomever we -- they have to do. Abide by the following they must renounce violence. They must renounce any and all ties to al-Qaeda and most importantly for the future of Afghanistan. They must commit to abide by the laws and constitution. Afghanistan which protect the rights of ethnic minorities and women. So I am very clear as I was on my just recent visit to Afghanistan that I am. You know not going to support any peace agreement that. Gives up the hard won rights of the Afghan people and in particular I have commitment to the women of Afghanistan. I wonder if -- -- finally just give us what you know about the -- Message from the US embassy in Nairobi which is issued a warning to Americans. That it has credible evidence of an imminent terror attack against Weston is that well as you know Christiane. Follow this very closely and -- and it is our responsibility first and foremost to take care of Americans everywhere in the world. We've been getting threats. From -- -- Bob. Against Americans and westerners. So it's a very dangerous -- -- situation and we want to be sure that. Whatever information we have we immediately. Present to Americans who live work or may be visiting in Kenya. So honest about the al-Qaeda offshoot that's who's threatening. Well I'm not gonna get into specifics but they've been public in their threats. You can look at coverage over the last. Weeks that they've threatened Kenya. They have threatened westerners so. Ouster -- remains a very serious threat which is why we have taken action against them are supporting. Further action. Said -- into thank you very much indeed. Thank you Christiane good to talk to you.

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