The United States has decided to cut economic and military support for Iraq to the level of $ 22 million in 2014 period.
In a statement on Friday, the US Department of State said on its website that the US budget figures for the year 2014 "comes to reduce economic aid to Iraq, the largest in the budget, where the US administration intends to reduce the level of 22 million and a half million dollars from 262 million last year."
"This deduction is in line with the reduction of fingerprints US government in Iraq and the administration looked forward to bilateral assistance is much smaller in Iraq focused on the population at risk, democracy and governance, reduce aid to Iraq in the security part of the 850 million to 500 million," the statement said.
The new figures included in the 2014 budget reflect the attention of the US to complete support to Arab Spring countries, according to a statement.
The US administration requested Congress to approve a grant of $ 580 million "to fund the Middle East and North Africa, which will build on the opportunities created by the Arab Spring, and their support which is moving toward economic and political reforms necessary to meet the demands of its people and the stability of the region," the statement said.