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Germany suspends military training in Iraq

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  1. mangekyousharingan

    mangekyousharingan FULL MEMBER

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    Germany suspends military training in Iraq and and American government staff withdrawn as fears of conflict escalate
    Follow latest updates as tensions grow between Washington and Tehran

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    The Independent
    US orders all non-emergency government staff to leave Iraq as tensions with neighbouring Iran grow
    1 minute ago
    A British general has been been rebuked by the Pentagon for stating there is no increased



    threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq or Syria.

    Major General Chris Ghika, deputy commander of US-led coalition fighting Isis, yesterday disputed White House claims that forces in the Middle East are facing an increased threat from Iran or its allies.

    In a rare rebuke of an allied officer, US Central Command spokesman Captain Bill Urban said the general's comments "run counter to the identified credible threats available to intelligence".

    My colleague Chiara Ciordano has the full story:

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    British general says no increased Iran threat in Syria and Iraq, prompting rare rebuke by Pentagon
    There 'has been no increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq and Syria,' says Major General Chris Ghika
    • Chris Baynes
    • 15 May 2019 13:44
    31 minutes ago
    American secretary of state Mike Pompeo did not offer Vladimir Putin any reassurances or ease Russia's concerns over the US-Iran crisis when the two leaders met yesterday, according to the Kremlin.

    Pompeo sought to alleviate some of the concerns about the spiraling tensions but made clear the US would respond to any attacks on American targets.

    Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters today that Moscow is concerned over mounting tensions and defended Iran's actions as a legitimate response to the US decision to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal.

    Iran has given European countries a 60-day deadline to negotiate a new nuclear deal before Tehran resumes enriching uranium to higher levels than outlined in the current agreement.
    • Chris Baynes
    • 15 May 2019 13:14
    41 minutes ago
    Germany has suspending military training operations in Iraq due to increasing tensions in the Middle East, its defence ministry has said.

    A spokesman said there was "no concrete threat" but Germany was "orienting itself toward our partner countries, which have taken this step."

    He added training programmes could resume in the coming days.

    The German magazine Focus reported the decision had been taken in coordination with partner countries fighting Isis in the region.

    The German armed forces had 160 soldiers deployed to train Iraqi soldiers. About 60 of them are currently at a base north of Baghdad.

    • Chris Baynes
    • 15 May 2019 13:22
    48 minutes ago
    The US State Department has ordered all non-emergency government staff to leave Iraq urgently amid escalating tensions with neighbouring Iran.

    An alert published on the website of the US embassy in Iraq today said employees nationwide should depart “as soon as possible” and avoid American facilities in the country.

    Here's our full story:

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    US government orders all non-emergency staff to flee Iraq
    Alert comes after Washington said it had detected new and urgent threats in region
    • Chris Baynes
    • 15 May 2019 12:57
    50 minutes ago
    We're bringing you live updates as tensions continue to escalate between the US and Iran, fuelling growing fears of conflict in the Middle East.

    Germany has suspended military training operations in Iraq due to the growing regional tensions, a spokesman for the defence ministry has said this afternoon.

    It follows the Trump administration's decision to withdraw all non-emergency government staff from Iraq this morning.

    • Chris Baynes
    • 15 May 2019 12:55
     
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    very nice they can **** off
     
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    What about US?
     
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    Not a good and encouraging news.
     
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    they didnt die :(
     
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    Good luck Iran...Thats all I'm gonna say.
     
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    Germany pursued a pro KRG policy, Iraq needs US to keep the fight up against IS for intel from technology, air force being enabled and such.

    ISF will degrade in quality without their supervision
     
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