Tag: Iraq

#France to withdraw all troops from #Iraq due to #Coronavirus outbreak

#France to withdraw all troops from #Iraq due to #Coronavirus outbreak

| March 26, 2020

France will withdraw all troops it has stationed in Iraq until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Armed Forces Ministry said on Wednesday (25 March), writes John Irish. “France has taken the decision to repatriate until further notice its personnel deployed in operation Chammal in Iraq,” the ministry said, adding about 100 hundred […]

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No-holds-barred campaign to free Marsha Lazareva jeopardizes KGL’s #Iraq contract

No-holds-barred campaign to free Marsha Lazareva jeopardizes KGL’s #Iraq contract

| January 30, 2020

This January, the US Department of Defense (DoD) quietly reopened the bid for a $138 million contract to feed American troops stationed in Iraq. The region’s primary supplier, Kuwait and Gulf Link Transport Co., or KGL, will continue to be the bridge supplier until a new contract is finalised.  According to Anham, the Dubai-based supplier […]

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HRVP Borrell and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discuss #Libya and #Iraq

HRVP Borrell and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discuss #Libya and #Iraq

| January 10, 2020

High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell (9 January) had a phone call with United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the current developments in the Middle East and Libya.  The High Representative informed Secretary of State Pompeo that the EU will be holding an extraordinary Foreign Affairs Council for tomorrow (10 January) to discuss with the […]

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Statements by Commission President von der Leyen and High Representative Borrell on the situation in #Iraq and #Iran, wider Middle East and #Libya

Statements by Commission President von der Leyen and High Representative Borrell on the situation in #Iraq and #Iran, wider Middle East and #Libya

| January 9, 2020

On 8 January, the Commission College met to discuss the situation stemming from the tensions in Iraq, Iran, the wider Middle East as well as Libya. President von der Leyen and High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell (pictured) issued statements after the meeting. President von der Leyen said: “The current crisis deeply affects not only the […]

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Statement by President von der Leyen on recent developments related to #Iran and #Iraq

Statement by President von der Leyen on recent developments related to #Iran and #Iraq

| January 8, 2020

“After recent developments in Iraq, now it is important to halt the cycle of violence so that one more action does not give rise to the next one, and instead space is again created for diplomacy. “Europe has a special responsibility here. As tensions mount, Europe is talking to all those involved. In this context, […]

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#NATO suspends #Iraq training mission after #Soleimani killing

#NATO suspends #Iraq training mission after #Soleimani killing

| January 6, 2020

NATO has suspended training of Iraqi forces to ensure the safety of several hundred mission members amid fears for regional stability after a US air strike in Baghdad killed a top Iranian general, an alliance spokesman said on Saturday (4 January), writes John Chalmers. “The safety of our personnel in Iraq is paramount,” acting NATO […]

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Britain warns nationals against travel to #Iraq and #Iran

Britain warns nationals against travel to #Iraq and #Iran

| January 6, 2020

Britain warned its nationals to avoid all travel to Iraq, outside the Kurdistan region, and to avoid all but essential travel to Iran following the death of Qassem Soleimani, writes Kate Holton. “Given heightened tensions in the region, the Foreign Office now advises people not to travel to Iraq, with the exception of the Kurdistan […]

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