Abadi office: the government's decision on international support for Iraq is not subject to any pressure

Wednesday 2 December 2015


Confirmed the Information Office of the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Wednesday, that the government's decision on international support for Iraq "independent" is not subject to internal political influences or external pressures, while Baghdad showed willingness to deal with Washington to increase US advisers in Iraq.

Abadi: We do not need foreign ground troops on the ground
Kerry: Iraqi government fully informed of US plans to deploy special forces


A spokesman for the Office Saad al-Hadithi in an interview with Alsumaria's News, "The government's position on the presence of foreign ground troops are combat tasks directly on the ground has not changed," pointing to "we do not need to increase the number of troops because Iraqi forces are sufficient to perform the required tasks."

Sabri said that "the government stresses the importance of the air campaign to intensify in line with the nature of the operations," adding that "While we welcome the international support we emphasize the fundamentals of the relationship in this area with all the countries that support Iraq that this must be in agreement with the The government in full coordination with them. "

Sabri pointed out that "the government's decision in this regard and is not subject to independent internal political influences or external pressures, but we are ready to deal with the United States on further advisers because they are playing the role of mediator between the Iraqi forces on the ground and aircraft of the international coalition."

The US Secretary of State John Kerry revealed on Wednesday that the Iraqi government fully informed of US plans for the deployment of special forces in Iraq, pointing out that Washington will work very closely with Baghdad for the deployment of special forces.

This came after he announced that US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, Tuesday (1 December 2015), his country's intention to send a specialized force to strengthen the Iraqi forces in the face of the organization "Daash".

The al-Abadi, said yesterday that Iraq is not in need of foreign ground troops on the ground, while stressing that any military operation or spread to any force in Iraq can not be done without government approval and coordination with them.

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