Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Report: Spain to Offer U.S. Non-Military Aid in Iraq

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:52 AM
Original message
Report: Spain to Offer U.S. Non-Military Aid in Iraq
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos, sworn into office Sunday, will offer to replace Spanish troops in Iraq with non-military assistance when he visits Washington this week, newspaper El Pais reported.

Spain's Socialists ousted the pro-U.S. Popular Party in elections -- just days after bombers killed 191 people on commuter trains in Madrid last month -- and have stood by a campaign promise to withdraw Spain's 1,300 troops from Iraq if the United Nations does not take charge there by June 30.

Moratinos will tell Secretary of State Colin Powell on Wednesday that Spain is committed to helping the reconstruction of Iraq and helping it on the way to stability and democracy, the paper said.

The former EU Middle East envoy will make concrete proposals about reconstruction aid, which could include humanitarian assistance, the paper reported.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC