Iraq's Neighbors Seek US, British Troop Withdrawal
19 Apr 2003, 07:21 UTC
Iraq's neighbors are calling for U.S. and British forces to establish security in Iraq, then leave the country as soon as possible.
Foreign ministers from Iraq's neighbors, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Turkey, along with Egypt and Bahrain, which currently chairs the Arab League, say occupying forces are obliged by international law to maintain security and stability in Iraq.
The ministers said in a joint statement issued early Saturday that foreign troops are then obligated to withdraw and let Iraqis run their own country, including making decisions on how to use their natural resources. Iraq has the world's second-largest known oil reserves after Saudi Arabia.
Um, I don't think these countries were too concerned about the audacity of the previous Regime but they are quick to want us out of there.... I think that is our mission to get out of there quickly but not too quickly or we will be criticized for leaving too soon. Also some of these countries who want us out of there may be harboring terrorists and we all know how the US and UK feel about terrorists.
Apr 21, '03
spacenurse: Changes by the hour. Listen to morning news then hear conflicting facts and/or opinions in the afternoon.
ever play the baby game
'round and round and round we spin
where we'll stop nobody knows?'
you move your hand in circles above the baby's belly and then come in for a tickle
>>>While Rumsfeld was forceful and animated in his denunciation of the newspaper article, he did not explicitly rule out any U.S. interest in such a military relationship -- although he described it as unlikely.<<<
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