Thursday, December 03, 2015

Crossed wires

Reuters yesterday --

The Iraqi government is fully briefed on U.S. plans to deploy American special forces to Iraq and the two governments will consult closely on where they will go and what they will do, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday.

Iraq Prime Minister today [Google translate/ alt. English version] --

Prime Minister and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Dr. Haider Abadi renewed emphasis on the lack of need for Iraq to foreign ground troops, and that the Iraqi government is committed not to allow the presence of any ground force on the land of Iraq, and did not ask any party, whether regional or international coalition to send ground troops to Iraq  ...the American side, that are not taken to do any activity without the approval of the Iraqi government and under full Iraqi sovereignty.

Someone is not presenting the full picture on what has been agreed.

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