This blog post was published on November 25 2008. §
Ten secret SOFA articles
Published on Jordanian newspaper Factjo today saying that sources leaked the details of the ten secret articles in the Security Agreement without reporting further details.
I don’t know the authenticity of the this, but for “historical” reasons and future developments, I will translate the exact article:
1– U.S. troops have the right to build and military camps and bases, and these camps will provide the support to the Iraqi army, it’s number will be subjected to the security condition, which will be decided by the Iraqi government, with of with the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, American field commanders, the Iraqi Defense Ministry and the official authorities.
2– The need to change the agreement to a treaty.
3– Iraqi Government has no right to subject U.S. troops and service personnel to the Iraqi judiciary system, and to extend immunity to include security companies and contractors.
4– The authorities of U.S. forces are not determined by the Iraqi government, the Iraqi government has no right limit the movement of the U.S. forces, or the military camps occupied area or the roads the forces use.
5– The U.S. troops the right to build security centers, including prisons to preserve security.
6– The U.S. troops have the right to the arrest of those who threaten the peace and security without the need for authorization from the Iraqi government or its institutions.
7– The U.S. forces have the right to use the Iraqi ground, water and air to strike any country threatens the international and regional peace and security, the Government of Iraq and its constitution.
8– International, regional relations and treaties should be consulted by U.S. government in advance to preserve security and the constitution.
9– U.S. troops to control the Ministry of Defense, Interior and the Iraqi intelligence for a period of 10 years, and even the quality of the arms are a subject of approval and consultation with U.S. forces.
10– The timetable for the presence of the U.S. troops is a long-term, the decision depends on the security conditions in Iraq, and to be reviewed between the Iraqi government and U.S. Government.