Recalling that, despite the disapproval of the Tehran, Baghdad in 2008, signed an agreement on the withdrawal of U.S. troops Al-Maliki said that Iraq hopes for the upcoming maintaining friendly relations with Iran, because between them there is a strong religious, cultural and economic ties.
The Prime Minister said that the Cabinet Iraq Syrian authorities have said that "the time of the ruling dynasty came to an end." With all of this, he noted that some prominent Syrian opposition has already appealed to the Iraqi authorities to take them into the country.
But Al-Maliki said that he was against the dismissal of Bashar Al-Assad, the current president of Syria. "The resignation of the president or liquidation may be a precursor civilian war, and this is a very bad impact on the entire region."
According to the decision of George Bush, the former U.S. president, by the end of August 2010 Iraq was placed the bulk of the troops of the United States. There were about 50 thousand U.S. military to support and train local security forces. October 24, 2011 Barack Obama, the current president of the United States, has officially announced the withdrawal of Iraq the remaining U.S. Army combat units before the end of 2011