quarta-feira, outubro 13, 2004
The German defence minister Peter Struck is now holding the door open for further German involvemement in Iraq. After Berlin's strong opposition to the war and declared policy not to send troops, Struck is now signalling that Germany might deploy troops in Iraq if conditions there change.
In an interview with Financial Times, Struck said: "At present I rule out the deployment of German troops in Iraq. In general, however, there is no one who can predict developments in Iraq in such a way that he could make a such a binding statement."
A senior German official added: When the situation in Iraq changes, when elections have been held, or there are other developments, then we will make decisions on this basis." The official said it was understood that, if a new democratic Iraqi government were to ask the UN for support, the international community, including Germany, must be in a position to respond.
posted by Miguel Noronha 9:02 da manhã
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