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Esper discusses in Baghdad the transfer of US soldiers from Syria to Iraq


The head of the Pentagon, Mark Esper, during an unannounced visit to Baghdad, is discussing with the Iranian authorities the issue of deploying US troops withdrawn from Syria in Iraq. According to CBS, the Pentagon does not currently have permission from the Iraqi authorities for such a move.

US Def. Sec. Mark Esper meets Iraq's defense minister in Baghdad Wednesday to discuss details about a US plan to send withdrawn troops from northern Syria to Iraq; on Tuesday, Iraq's military said troops don't have permission to stay in the country

- CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) October 23, 2019

Esper’s plans include negotiations on the details of the deployment of soldiers in Iraq. Previously, the head of the Pentagon has already emphasized that Washington has no plans to leave its soldiers there indefinitely.

Esper previously arrived in Baghdad with an unannounced visit. He also said that the United States is deploying about 1 thousand troops from Syria to Iraq to fight IS *.

On October 7, American leader Donald Trump, speaking about the situation in Syria, said that the time had come for the United States to "get out of endless wars" and return its soldiers home.

* “Islamic State” (IG) - the organization was recognized as terrorist by decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation of December 29, 2014.

Source: russiart

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