Iraq green-lights resumption of NATO training effort

Associated Press |
Published: 02.13.20 , 15:31
The Iraqi government has given NATO the green light to stay in the country, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday, weeks after Iraq demanded that foreign forces leave over the U.S. killing of Iran's top general at Baghdad airport.
"The government of Iraq has confirmed to us their desire for a continuation of the NATO training, advising and capacity building activities for the Iraqi armed forces," Stoltenberg told reporters in Brussels during a meeting of allied defense ministers.
"We will only stay in Iraq as long as we are welcome," he added.