Baghdad (NINA)- The surprise visit by Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, developments of Nineveh security operation and a recent US report on torture cases in the US-run prisons were the main topics of coverage by Daily press on Sunday.
Al-Mada wrote that Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi has asserted her country's support for the political process in Iraq and invited an Iraqi parliamentary delegation to visit Washington and discuss the duration of US military presence in the country. The paper said Premier Nouri al-Maliki has asserted during his meeting with Pelosi that government's measures in pursuing "terrorists and outlaws" allover the country enjoyed unprecedented national support and consensus among politicians, tribesmen and other society's components.
Al-Sabah said Pelosi's visit to Iraq conveys "a new message of support to government and political process in Iraq; a message indicating that the United States' supportive policy for Iraq will not be affected by political developments in the States."
Over the major security operation in Nineveh province, al-Muwatin quoted Sherwan al-Wa'ili, minister of national security, as saying that the operations in Mosul city do not require the assistance of Awakening Councils' forces.
Azzaman quoted Nineveh Governor Durayd Kashmoula as saying that the pardon issued by Premier al-Maliki includes all gunmen who hand over their weapons to security forces, asserting that no law suits will be initiated against those gunmen.
Addustour said a report by the US department of justice, published Saturday in the New York Times revealed torture techniques used by US Army interrogators with detainees in the US-run detention camps in Iraq and Afghanistan. The NY Times said a memorandum by the FBI quoted officers who participated in interrogation that they tied detainees in uncomfortable postures for 24 continuous hours as well as intimidating them by dogs, forcing them to wear women's underwear and exposing detainees to extreme hot and cold temperatures. /End/