2008 Strategic Framework Agreement

U.S. concessions have prohibited U.S. forces from searching and robbing homes without Iraqi permission, the right of Iraqis to search deliveries of weapons and packages entering the country to the U.S. O`Hanlon, of the Brookings Institution`s research group, said there were “those areas that are not as clear as Iraqis would like to think.” [15] Continued security gains and the growing capacity and confidence of the Iraqi government and security forces are the reasons why the United States and Iraqis have been able to negotiate these agreements. On July 1, 2008, Zebari said he had informed members of the Iraqi parliament that U.S. contractors would no longer have immunity from Iraqi prosecution, in accordance with the terms negotiated in the long-term security pact. .