Iraq insists on US withdrawal timetable-official
08 Jul 2008 20:32:07 GMT
By Ahmed Rasheed and Mohammed Abbas
BAGHDAD, July 8 (Reuters) - Iraq will not accept any security agreement with the United States unless it includes dates for the withdrawal of foreign forces, the government's national security adviser said on Tuesday.
But the government's spokesman said any timetable would depend on security conditions on the ground.
Their differences underscore the debate in Baghdad over a deal with Washington that will provide a legal basis for U.S. troops to remain when a U.N. mandate expires at the end of the year. Read On