Major General Rasool Defines The Goals Of Iraq’s Relationship With The Int’l Coalition


Baghdad The spokesman for the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Major General Yahia Rasool, announced that Iraq’s relationship with the international coalition will be based on three files.

Major General Rasool told the official agency (INA), “All that Iraq needs from the international coalition is for a new relationship based on partnership in the issue of fighting terrorism, and supporting the Iraqi armed forces with training, equipment and armament, in addition to the intelligence effort.”

He pointed out that “terrorism still poses a threat, and there are still areas in northeastern Syria in which it has a large presence.”

He pointed out that “Iraq’s relationship with the international coalition will be based on the issue of increasing expertise, training, advice, arming and supporting the security forces in these areas,” stressing “there is no need for any foreign combat forces on the ground.”

It is noteworthy that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi’s meeting with US President Joe Biden at the White House, witnessed the confirmation that there are no American combat forces in Iraq by December 31 next.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency