Rice travels to Iraq to push for deal on U.S. forces
BAGHDAD: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived here Thursday morning on a surprise visit زيارة مفاجأة to try to resolve remaining differences الخلافات الباقية over an agreement that would determine how long American troops remain in Iraq.
Rice made the trip because, she said, American and Iraqi negotiators have come close to a final agreement and the remaining differences are now in the hands of political leaders in Washington and Baghdad. The two sticking points النقاط العالقة remain a timeline سقف زمني for when American troops will withdraw from Iraq and the issue of immunity for American soldiers from Iraqi prosecution. حصانة الجنود الأمريكيين من المثول أمام القضاء العراقي