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Talabani discusses with U.S. ambassador and the commander of U.S. forces the importance of arming the Iraqi army .

Baghdad / NINA /-- President Jalal Talabani received U.S. ambassador in Baghdad James Jeffrey, and the general commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, Gen. Lloyd Austin, and discussed with his guests the importance of arming and provisioning Iraqi army with advanced equipments.

According to a statement released by the presidential office ;" Talabani also discussed during meeting with Gen. Jeffrey Austin and a number of staff of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad last night, different issues particularly political developments ,the bilateral relations as well .

In another aspect, President Talabani appreciated the positive and fruitful results resulted of meeting latest political leaders meeting which held Monday last in Talbani residence especially the access to implement genuine power sharing and to reach a consensus on the need to train the Iraqi armed forces in cooperation with the USA .

For his part U.S. ambassador expressed welcoming and delightful for that Iraqi political leaders reached to this important consensus which meet the need to deepen the national harmony. / End

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Date:Aug 5, 2011
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