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Sun Dec 6, 2015, 03:18 PM


Iraq will go to the UNSC if Turkish troops are not withdrawn

Since Turkish troops crossed into Iraqi territory a couple of days ago a number of different cover stories have been floated to try and justify their invasion. They have been said to be "establishing a safe zone" for refugees from the fighting; or they were there to train the soldiers of Turkey's hated enemy, the Kurds; or (my personal favorite) that the Iraqi government actually invited them to come! Not surprisingly, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi is not particularly impressed by Turkey's attempts to alter reality.

Turkish Army tanks (AP)

Iraq to Turn to UNSC if Turkey Fails to Withdraw Troops Within 48 Hours

MOSCOW (Sputnik) Baghdad may use all the available options, including an address to the UN Security Council, if Turkey fails to withdraw its troops from northern Iraq within 48 hours, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi said Sunday.

Numerous reports suggest that on Friday Turkey sent approximately 130-150 soldiers to northern Iraq. Turkish forces, deployed near the city of Mosul, are allegedly tasked with training Peshmerga, which has been involved in the fight against Daesh, also known as ISIL.

"Iraq has the right to use all available options, including resorting to the UN Security Council in the absence of the withdrawal of these forces within 48 hours," Abadi said in a statement following the National Security Council meeting.

According to the prime minister, the deployment of hundreds of Turkish servicemen on the Iraqi territory without the consent and knowledge of the Iraqi authorities is a violation of sovereignty and a breach of the principles of good neighborliness.


Read more at: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20151206/1031332490/iraq-turkey-unsc-troops-abadi.html

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