The armed forces wants to quickly resume the training mission in Iraq, which has been suspended due to the tensions in the region. Among other things, the news agencies AFP and Reuters report, citing the Ministry of Defense and military reformers. According to reports, the operation should be continued on the weekend or on Monday. The basis for the decision was the reassessment of the security situation and coordination with the partners.
The training deployment was in conflict because of growing tensions
between the US and the Iran and evidence of a tightened
Threat situation was interrupted on Wednesday. In this context
There had been talk of a precautionary measure.
The Bundeswehr is from Jordan on the fight against the terrorist militia Islamic State (IS) in Syria and in the Iraq involved. There are currently about 160 German soldiers stationed in Iraq. About 60 soldiers are in a military complex in Taji, north of Baghdad, where training for Iraqi forces is underway. About 100 soldiers are stationed in the Kurdish area in the north of the country.
The United States had also withdrawn a large proportion of their diplomats from Iraq on Wednesday because of the conflict with Iran, citing an "immediate threat" from Iran and allied forces. Shortly before, US President Donald Trump had raised the alert for troops stationed in Iraq and Syria in the anti-terrorist operation.
The US government accuses the Iranian leadership of destabilizing the region. It also blames Iran and its allies for the recent attacks on Saudi Arabian pipelines and merchant ships, and has responded by sending aircraft carriers and squadrons of bombs into the region.
In May 2018, the United States unilaterally terminated the international nuclear deal with Iran and imposed sanctions on the country. As a result, the Iranian leadership announced its intention to phase out its obligations under the treaty.
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