Updated 22.17: the UNITED states, secretary of defense, Mark Esper, said to Reuters that the UNITED states has no plans to pull out of Iraq.
the Statement gives the lie to the news that the amerikanskledede coalition in a letter has announced that it will pull out of Iraq, out of respect for the sovereignty of the country. It was a novelty, which quickly managed to spread to the media in the whole world.
the letter stated that according to Reuters:
- In respect for the sovereignty of Iraq and as requested by the iraqi parliament and the prime minister, will the CJTF-OIR (Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, red.) in the course of the coming days and weeks reposition its forces in order to prepare for the further development.
We respect your sovereign decision to give the order for our departure.
the Letter, general William H. Seely III from the marine corps as the sender.
the Situation in Iran and Iraq is tapered to the latest days, according to the iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S.-led attack in Iraq on Friday. The killing has aroused great anger in Iran.
The iraqi parliament has even called on the government to send the UNITED states-led coalition - including approximately 130 Danish soldiers out of Iraq.
Reuters writes that it has been confirmed brevets authenticity of an iraqi militærkilde. AFP news agency writes that it has been confirmed brevets authenticity of both an american and an iraqi source.
Policy - 6. jan. 2020 - pm. 19:59 Giant pulls all staff out of Iraq