Skip to comments.US agrees to limited Iraqi jurisdiction
Posted on 10/15/2008 12:33:27 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
BAGHDAD American troops could face trial before Iraqi courts for major crimes committed off base and when not on missions, under a draft security pact hammered out in months of tortuous negotiations, Iraqi officials familiar with the accord said Wednesday.
The draft also calls for U.S. troops to leave Iraqi cities by the end of June and withdraw from the country entirely by Dec. 31, 2011, unless the Baghdad government asks some of them to stay for training or security support, the officials said.
It would also give the Iraqis a greater role in U.S. military operations and full control of the Green Zone, the 3 1/2-square mile area of central Baghdad that includes the U.S. Embassy and major Iraqi government offices.
One senior Iraqi official said Baghdad may demand even more concessions before the draft is submitted to parliament for a final decision. The two sides are working against a deadline of year's end when the U.N. mandate authorizing the U.S.-led mission expires.
The Iraqi officials, familiar with details of the draft, spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not supposed to release the information.
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Sounds like it is very similar to other Status of Forces Agreements.
I can have all my things packed and be ready for a flight out in about an hour.