Obama Ruled Out His Country’s Military Intervention in Iraq
|June 14, 2014||Filled under Iraq Daily News|
Iraq Daily News -
U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday that Washington would not send any ground troops to Iraq, saying that it does not benefit from any military action is not more than sectarian differences there.
Obama said in a speech to journalists at the White House that he would not send troops to Iraq again, but he asked his advisers to national security preparing “a range of other options” to extend a helping hand to Iraqi forces in responding to the fundamentalist Islamic state in Iraq and the Levant.
“The unwillingness of the (Iraqi forces) to survive and fight and defend their positions .. suggests that there is a problem with morale, and that there is a problem in terms of commitment.”
Obama said, “It’s the ultimate respect to political problems in the country, which has been turned upside down for a long time.”
On the other hand Washington denied involvement in any talks with Iran on current events in Iraq after the sudden collapse of the Iraqi army in a number of areas of the country.
The spokeswoman told State Department reporters in a briefing Friday that the U.S. focus is on resolving issues related to Iran’s nuclear program , saying, “We do not talk with the Iranians about Iraq.”
A senior Iranian official said that Iran is deeply concerned about the gains achieved by the insurgents in Iraq, to the extent they may be willing to cooperate with Washington in helping Baghdad to address them.
Officials say Iran is sending advisers and sending weapons to help its ally, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, prepared to deal with what Iran a major threat to the stability of the region, but it is unlikely to pay Iran troops.
On the other hand, announced the U.S. Department of Defense ( Pentagon ) Friday they could not confirm media reports stating the existence of an Iranian special forces operating inside Iraq.
Related Iraqi Articles-