US Prsident Barack Obama has vowed all American troops must be out of Iraq by 2011. He said it when he welcomed Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to the White House. Obama said hard times were likely for Iraq; however, the USA was ready to make a solid relationship. Maliki joined US President in Washington D.C after talking in New York with UN executives on ending the sanctions imposed on his country following Saddam Hussein’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait.
President Obama warned of the much tough days ahead as still some would be ready to sabotage any progress. He said: “There are still those in Iraq who would murder innocent men, women and children. There are still those who want to foment sectarian conflict. But make no mistake, those efforts will fail.” He said the Iraqi people already rejected “the forces of division and destruction” and US troops would all the time be ready to help.
Prime Minister al-Maliki assured Obama that everything was going well in Iraq. Minster added he shared the objective of Obama to make a new liaison on far above security concerns. Maliki said: “We will work very hard not to allow any sectarian behavior an opportunity to flourish. We will work on a national plan where all sons of Iraq and all daughters of Iraq are equal in their contribution and their services.”