During an interview with Alhurra Television, the United States Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, discussed the Iranian cooperation to help stabilize Afghanistan, stability in Iraq, the Middle East peace process and the significance of the upcoming Lebanese parliamentary elections. The following is a transcript of her interview:
After this long and interesting day in Baghdad, do you feel that you will be able to fully apply the (SOFA) agreement before the end of 2011, if the security situation remains the same as it is now?
We intend to comply with the Status of Forces Agreement that was entered into between the United States and Iraq and endorsed by the Iraqi parliament, because we believe that there have been significant advances in security. Now, there continue to be, in the last few days, tragically, some suicide bombings that have taken many lives, but we don