Baghdad (NINA) – Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said, "We seek on making American weaponry to become base for Iraq's Army's main armament."
The Prime Minister's Office quoted Maliki in an interview on Thursday, Nov. 8, with Rasheed Satellite Channel, saying, "In its relations with the world's countries, Iraq follows open door policies." He categorically denied the presence of a single American soldier on Iraqi soil.
As for Iraq's stance toward the Syrian crisis, Maliki affirmed, "The cycle of killing continues in Syria both sides are being supported by arms." He added, "We do not supply money nor a single bullet and we are not supporting either side and we do not allow planes carrying weapons to fly through Iraq's air space."
As for the case of Central Bank of Iraq, Maliki said that it is before the judiciary to decide and no one intends to control it, because it belongs to the state not to any single side.
About redrawing the borders between provinces, Maliki said that it is impractical because neither Duhok province can rejoins Niniveh province, nor Najaf province rejoins Karbala province or Salaheddin province rejoins Baghdad as they were. / End.