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this is not part of the whole of this operation the number of u.s. troops in iraq are limited they don't have free movement in iraq they have to move with that concept of the iraqi government they don't have for their own they don't control the sky and if light in iraq or outside iraq should be able to figure out a government so i think the whole thing is outside the scope of that issue because to do two countries is very unfortunate qin iraqi forces maintain security on their own if america the door. well iraq is given of sacrifices to fight darawshe of the people who fought on the ground are all iraqis yes we receive support to see it so far from our allies from international coalition and from the rest of our friends in terms of just take in terms of training and in terms of providing some air cover to support our forces but in actual fact the only forces who are fighting on the
ground are iraqis yes we can sustain this bio or no on but i think this is not trite toes and is an international phenomenon is an international terrorist organization or not only have faith in the iraq but the region the whole world so it is right for the countries to cooperate to face this in and me and to question them and i think we have to work together so yes we have to work with others in order to get rid of this. together so they had of a shia militia groups that the iraq has. made it are the iraqi militias fired up enough to actually come to blows with the u.s. forces in the country. well according to the iraqi constitution there's no place for militias in the country by militias i mean groups who are outside the control of the state this is against the state i guess they are lucky people should not be
allowed we didn't have i would not i would if they are right give them a swat out i think outside the states they will be they name is off air lock they should not be allowed inside jock aczel post to the other on the groups who are within the state we have the me we have the police we have the public mobilization force who have been the organizer by the law which is by parliament which is applicable now to the public will but as dition force within the framework of the iraqi security update this. they are answerable to the commander in chief and to the rest of the screwed up i just if you ask me do we give them and all of them is to outside the control of the state to act in iraq no we shouldn't this is outside their record against their acquisition against the will of the people is not out in iraq so the calls for the u.s. withdrawal were also sparked by the fact that during his surprise visit in late
december president trunk didn't bother to meet any iraqi officials is this insult something that could have long term repercussions for u.s. or rocky ties well i guess. it is i mean if according to mr trump is this is his will he wanted to visit his troops during christmas. this is his own decision on the other side they rock a government gave permission to mr trump to visit his troops. and i said in western i don't bottle in my opinion this was not good as properly i think from day one it should be an have been organized in a way for of fish. iraqi government officials to meet the president of the us when he comes to iraq the meeting could have been done in baghdad but i think. it
may be mismanagement which has led to this this was unnecessary at all it has poisoned the ship slightly but i hope we should move forward and forget about it so at the same time during the crucial stages of the war against isis united states air power came to iraq's aid and they helped iraq retake muscle juicing that it's a bit ungrateful from the iraqi politicians to be blaming the americans now and bragging about iraqi independence i mean what everyone was so happy to receive in its time of crisis nobody wanted them out back then. i mean this is a habit of politicians in every country i mean they look at the day to day running of the country of course they were trying to support from their constituents i think of autonomy is true it is true that our allies they stood with us to fight
that. doesn't mean that you give a blank a blank check to who. has helped us yes we have to be grateful for those who stood with us but of the same time iraq is over this very important. the war the war is over if there is no need for the troops to stay in iraq then there's no need but if there is a need we should think you know we should discuss in our parliament with the government and with our political blocs decide what is the best for iraq. what we're going to apply is what is the best for iraq we don't have any hostility to go. to get to talk. turkey has bases in northern iraq set up during the fight against isis from which it fights to kurds now we hear iraqi politicians protesting america's presence loud and clear but they're not so vocal about the turkish bases worst outcry from the shia militias about that i mean is to iraqi restaurant condemning americans just an attempt to look tough and anti us for voters maybe
well i think it's has become like a war of proxies you know there is hostility between the u.s. . it is a matter of proxies here in iraq where every side is using their proxies as if i think his speech other yes i agree there are a few turkish military bases that they did so some of them they did back to that time or the days of saddam hussein when he was in power in the eighty's during the iran iraq war and later on and of course we should not accept that and the ability of the existence of foreign forces without the consent of the iraqi government i think in my opinion i agree with you we must be partial on this issue to be double standards. after all we are part of this region. disagreement between states oh it's especially between iran and the states it has
its impact on us my call on my colleagues and pulls the full establishment here in iraq is we should confine our a lot of interests in that for the answer for the people of sort of iraq we should not be part of the proxy towards this or that so back in two thousand and seventeen you announced to make syria over isis in iraq but i says have still happen every day in the country and the group still holds a chunk of desert in the northwest was your optimism show us a little premature how long is it before isis is rooted out completely if that's ever possible. yes if you go back to kid says us of a i was very careful i said we crush the military we liberated or however. that doesn't hold any targets of his ideas and they don't. hold that holding some. and it's in the
northeast in syria which is bordering iraq which is very dangerous because if given the chance they can go back to terrorism at the moment. the danger is that they're trying to wage some. terrorist attacks against the civilians inside their acts you haven't succeeded yet with them we say from our intelligence at the time. there is if you have to. go on. a campaign of terrorist attacks against civilians and i hope our military and our security and intelligence are up to it's they were up to it and if they should carry on with dismantling this is very dangerous to the second as it should this is not only against iraq is against the holy shit against the world if given a chance so should stay focus until we eliminate this terror so good. to go. on in states has a relationship with iraq and neighboring iran has
a ration relationship with iraq but united states and iran are rivals can iraq over between the centers of power and. its own independent tact or will it have to choose sooner or later. well single choices. we have to. deal with iran the us doesn't have a border with with a.o.l. and i'm sure if they had they were with were they would have thought differently how to deal with iran when you are a neighbor state you have to look at your interests the common interest between the two nations we cannot move away from or away from us so there's a. trade. a lot of. trust between our two nations and two states we have to safeguard our own interests we shouldn't be part of this. disagreement. with us to
be honest with you this is a nuclear agreement between the five plus one members of the world community. has decided to walk outof it. we should we do this. we should be for our interests i would issue with very important for us a war with us is very important or else we can achieve a common interest between the two who should be very much focused on this norm not to allow any part you to drug us along the wrong direction all right thank you very much we'll take a short break right now we'll be back with the former prime minister of iraq discussing the past present and future of the country and its fragile relations with the united states stay with us.
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we're back with hi there the former prime minister of iraq talking about the current situation in iraq so the militias fought ices whether help advisors military equipment all of that and the americans keep saying that this is all iran's influence tools and the country is that so. we didn't have any i have to be. we didn't have any fighting force iranian fighting force on iraqi targets. or we have we dealt with the rest of the countries we just . we've got to advise us and trainers for our forces we need to do that because if
you remember two thousand and fourteen into iraq which led to then gaining control over a large church over there are. some of our army are suited to the visions has collapsed so we have to seek support we have to seek training other logistical support from other countries and we did this this doesn't give influence to this country and we hope it doesn't we have to be careful he did in iraq we don't want to lose our sovereignty by fighting daschle did try darvish we want to get back i was seventeen and we have to state that this is for the best interests. and for the best interests of our neighbors and the survey international community we are very focused on this now if the u.s. sees this as an iranian influence i disagree with them this is none of us they are in in unfortunately look at the u.s. presence in iraq again this is u.s.
interests i'm trying to drive iraq into the other direction of being against iran we shouldn't be against iran one i guess they were as we are against defeating into our own affairs and we're out of pro iraq interest or mutual interest between iraq and the rest of the world so the rise of isis was largely fueled by the currents of this sunni population against a government could the current empowerment largely shia armed force one that's difficult to control results in more sunni outrage. well we should revert back to six million ism which was a disease. which has to be gambled to run over the last two or three for one country i think we have succeeded to reestablish our security forces and the armed forces as a national force which are now trusted by our population of gulch. the population
in the liberated area where happy with this and we should continue along this along this now i need deviation from this is very dangerous this. kind of faith in our own national unity and county to another i people. we have been very careful and during my term as a prime minister our commander in chief to make sure that the screws the forces the armed forces are serving the population protecting the population are they belong to the population there is no sectarianism or ethnicity in our armed forces they belong to the country the protector of the country validation of yours will liberate the. should stay as they are ideal with you if they are militias are said to state on trying to act outside the state this is very dangerous because this will give rise to another of those organizations or we should all united be united against it. recently united kingdom pledged to forty million dollars in the
assistance package to iraq to bolster its economy and reduce its reliance on iran and that's how the u.k.'s middle east minister put it but trade between iraq and iran runs into the tens of billions of dollars can forty million make a difference as are true to that i mean how dependent is iraq on iran in terms of its economy. well it is no dependents i think. today but are countries that is in order benefit and that benefit drive trade between the two countries and we cannot stop the straight the majority of this trade is by private sector of i don't think is the job of the government to stop the private sector from being active this is a benefit to our own citizens thought on private sector of the benefit to the again to the population of iran this is a mutual interest we should encourage it through the payment of course as i said in my press conference when i was prime minister of we can all deal in dollars because
the thought is a us currency and the us federal is controlling that currencies so neither of us nor the opinions can use that currency between us we can use other currencies european has but we deplore some tools which can we can utilize to avoid the sanctions against iran i think well abiding by our own interests of the interest of the rest of the states we don't want it sanctions to be applied against iraq because this would be very helpful we have to pay for our interest on this but at the same time we're not acting proxies for this country to apply sanctions i guess and other country we're not party to this and we shouldn't why are iraqi running economic ties such a concern for. the united states why do they care so much. well i think they have a problem with iran iran years of evolution from day one. although this. forty years ago though there is a problem that a finger they have
a problem with eon they want to curtail that iran they want to contain iran they think and have an issue with iran is harmful to them but of course every country is right to look at this on its as they're looking on their own it's us we should look at what i wanted to say as well so i think it countries compete towards achieving their interests and we should compete with others to achieve our interests. but when you look at it on the other hand do you think iraq actually benefits from this tensions between iran and the west from a situation where everyone is interested in buying influence i mean those subsidies will come in handy at some point one day who is well i'm not sure about this i know competition is good but conflicts are bads conflicts will lead to the loss of your own resources look at what country it was at each it was developed look what the previous regime has done has involved us into wars into regional conflicts and
we lost a lot of that our wealth was lost the aftershocks of our own wealth was your story our own country we don't believe in conflicts we we believe in competition competition is healthy and good if is that done according to the right. to buy that sort of issue ship and to respect the sovereignty we don't mind competition of fact we are welcome it but we're out against i guess conflicts conflicts causes war causes loss of of resources and we don't want to be in that camp we're not party to this so iraq is still considered one of the most corrupt countries in the world and former iraqi national security advisor. told me that corruption taints all levels of government all areas of politics. right now the current prime minister i did he has the supreme anti-corruption council what are the guarantees that this body.
and corruption itself. well i think this is very important this council which really was established during my. i had the last meeting in april two thousand and eighteen and i think the time of prime minister of carried on with it was somewhat difficult for it which i think is very good is important to have some approaches. which would oversee how we should compact corruption corruption is you have to combat it by making people aware by indictment by education by. new laws by bringing all resources to fight corruption i think the most dangerous corruption is both go corruption where pulls the folk parties they take part in that corruption they use their position in the state to advance their own interests against the interests of the people this is very dangerous we have to i think we have to make sure that we own acts as
a politician in iraq and we should do that to stop this corruption corruption is a culture if you don't stop this culture you cannot fight corruption you have to put the right post teach us to fight corruption it shouldn't be used used against political enemies this will lead to the wrong thing in actual fact if it did lead to more corruption i think we should very partial those who are. they should be very profitable in fact of corruption they have to fight the essence of corruption we have thought through this procedure of it to take time till it shows as it is all i hope the kind of government will be successful in fighting corruption the core of corruption and the results will appear later so it was during your two near or kurdistan voted to become independent from iraq in two thousand and seventeen you called the referendum results void and. fly pan over the region back then and so that declaration kind of just fizzled out if the independence talk makes
a comeback in arabic will iraq commit to military action to bring the kurds back into line well is i think we are a. part of us in this country. are we when you take decision us of those you have to. is not right. that you take that selection we're living in the same country where i was living in the same region we have many ties my my. my answer to our. partners in this country is that we should wait to get. if you want to achieve positions and get power and get benefits so that you work towards independence it doesn't work because this will not establish trust between the region and the rest. we have to establish trust you have to decide that you are part of this nation part of this country you have to take that final decision and
then move forward then we are part of those in everything but kurdistan's prime minister not sure man barzani told me that baghdad neglects the needs of the kurds and that it doesn't treat them fairly in the federal state should the kurds expect any change in baghdad's attitude towards them now. well i think this is the solution as i said i think is there is no way of coming back to back that for our kids or citizens i think they have been very ego to build tradition with it or neighborhood countries but you know that our neighbors they don't stop issuing after just state because they don't allow independent or even sunni scimitar to most attend almost so they could just share a region in their own country so but in iraq where our affairs are part of our country they have the time on the street and working with them within the framework
of for the state the federal state has both this its own authority and the regions they have their own authority we should and we can the federal authority on that count over the region and we should know we can the region with a count of the federal state and that's how we're put out how we work out i think we have been very successful at the end of two thousand and thirteen up with i was and they'd seen we as a relationship we opened the airports of the region of kurdistan we opened the trade again and i think it we have to build on these kinds going back to the referendum on trying to again it will backfire i can tell you. all right thank you very much for the send site we were talking too high there are a lot about a former prime minister of iraq discussing the fragile balance of powers in the country that's it for this edition of showdown call see you next time.
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