Add comment on:Negotiations continue over long-term US presence in Iraq
Sunday, July 13, 2008 :Negotiations are continuing between the Bush administration and the Iraqi government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on the terms of a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) governing the ongoing presence of US troops in Iraq. The two governments are also formulating the wording of a Strategic Framework agreement, which will detail a long-term military relationship involving some form of US defence guarantee to Iraq and, in return, access to bases and facilities.
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