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Tue 13 Dec 2011 12:02 PM

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US vows to be loyal partner for Iraq after army pullout

US forces will leave Iraq at a time when a wave of civilian unrest is sweeping the Arab world

US vows to be loyal partner for Iraq after army pullout
US president Barack Obama answers reporters' questions during a news conference with Iraqi prime minister Nouri Al Maliki (Getty Images)
US vows to be loyal partner for Iraq after army pullout
Iraqi prime minister Nouri Al Maliki (L) is in Washington for talks ahead of the December 31 full withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and the end of a deeply divisive nine-year war (Getty Images)
US vows to be loyal partner for Iraq after army pullout
With Iranian influence and Syria's instability looming over Iraq as US troops pack up to go, Obama assured Baghdad the US would remain a strong partner beyond the withdrawal (Getty Images)
US vows to be loyal partner for Iraq after army pullout
The US will pull out all forces from Iraq by Dec 31 (AFP/Getty Images)
US vows to be loyal partner for Iraq after army pullout
The move comes at a time when the region remains roiled by the Arab Spring, and amid fear that a bloody anti-government revolt in Syria could spread sectarian strife into neighbouring Iraq (Getty Images)
US vows to be loyal partner for Iraq after army pullout
Obama said US will remain a strong Middle East presence (AFP/Getty Images)
US vows to be loyal partner for Iraq after army pullout
The two men met at the White House to kick off a week that will ceremonially end the US military venture in Iraq (Getty Images)
US vows to be loyal partner for Iraq after army pullout
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (3rd R) holds a bilateral meeting with Iraqi foreign minister Hoshyar Zebari (3rd L), in Washington (Getty Images)