Iraq and US resume dialogue on ending US-led coalition mission
Iraq and the United States began a new round of dialogue on Sunday to discuss ending the US-led international coalition mission in Iraq. This was stated by the Iraqi government.
Iraqi military spokesman Yahya Rasoul said in a statement that the Higher Military Commission (HMC) resumed meetings with the coalition to assess the military situation, the level of threat posed by the Islamic State terrorist group and the capabilities of the Iraqi forces.
Rasoul said that based on these meetings, a timetable will be set for the gradual reduction of coalition advisors in Iraq, leading to an end of the coalition mission of fighting the Islamic State and the transition to Iraq's bilateral relations with coalition countries.
The meetings with the coalition will be held periodically to complete the commission work as quickly as possible, as long as nothing disturbs the meetings, Yahya Rasool added .