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US Vice President will visit Iraq on December 28

On Wednesday the U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will visit to Baghdad for talks with Iraqi officials on the political crisis in the country, announced Adel Barwari, advisor to the Iraqi prime minister, quoted by the newspaper Al-Mada on Tuesday.

“According to the US-Iraqi intergovernmental agreement, the U.S. committed to help Iraq solve all internal and external problems facing it,” recalled Mr. Barwari.

He said among the main topics to be discussed during the visit of Mr. Biden, are the arrest warrant against the Iraqi Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi and the dismissal of Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq Sunni, claimed by the prime minister Nouri al-Maliki.

Previously, Iraqi authorities have issued an arrest warrant against M.al-Hashemi, suspected of involvement in “terrorist activities”. Saleh al-Mutlaq has meanwhile M.al-Maliki called the “worst dictator Saddam Hussein.”

Media combine the charges against Hashemi-M.al the political crisis that began in the country following the withdrawal of U.S. troops.

Barwari says, if the situation does not evolve positively, it could lead to “the fall of the government and the failure of the political process.”

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