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Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi: I did not ask any country to send foreign ground troops, and we will treat any sent as a hostile act







Dec 3 2015

Prime Minister and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Dr. Haider Al-Abadi renews emphasis on the lack of need for foreign ground troops to Iraq and that the Iraqi government is committed to not allowing the presence of any ground force on the land of Iraq, and did not ask any side, whether regional or from the international coalition to send ground troops to Iraq.

The Iraqi government confirms its firm and categorical rejection of any action of this kind issued by any country and violates our national sovereignty and we will treat any foreign ground combat troops sent by an country as a hostile act and deal with it on that basis.

The Iraqi government affirms its fixed position that it has declared repeatedly that it demanded and demands of the world and the international coalition to stand with Iraq in its war against the terrorism of Daesh by providing air support, weapons, ammunition and training, and stressed the need to increase the effectiveness of air support to Iraqi forces and the targeting of the members and leaders of Daesh terrorist gangs on the border and in the desert and to stop the funding, which is the demand that the US side responded to, ensuring to not undertake any activity without the approval of the Iraqi government and under full Iraqi sovereignty.

Prime Minister's Media Office

3 December 2015