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Secretary Rumsfeld Stakeout with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani

Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld
July 27, 2005
Secretary Rumsfeld Stakeout with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani

        Voice: --. We also warmly welcome the new U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad, who will be considered as a symbol of good news to Iraq. We have also thanked General Casey and the great cooperation with us and he has renewed our appreciation and our thanks to the American people and the U.S. government and the Army [inaudible]. And, of course our thanks to the Secretary.

 

     Rumsfeld: I'm delighted to be here and have a visit with the President. We've met together a number of times over the years. The Ambassador and General Casey and I had an opportunity to talk about the importance of seeing that the drafting of the constitution is concluded on time. We discussed the importance of continuing the work to see that the Iraqi security forces develop the capability to take over responsibility for security in this country. I thank you, sir.

 

     Media: [inaudible] in Washington. [Inaudible] of the Iraqis.

 

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