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US halts Iraqi military training

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Discontent with Washington’s unilateral actions in Iraq is growing among US allies. This discontent is connected with the fact that in European capitals they are afraid of turning their contingents in Iraq into targets for armed groups that are on the side of Tehran. Doubts about the correctness of the US actions on Iraqi territory are expressed in Berlin. At present, a company of German military personnel is in Iraq (about 120 people).


Meanwhile, the United States announced a suspension of training for Iraqi Armed Forces.

The official statement on this subject made by the Pentagon reads as follows:

Due to the increased level of threat in connection with the elimination of the commander of Al-Quds, Kassem Suleimani.

The Bundeswehr also decided to suspend the instructing activities carried out by German troops against Iraqi soldiers and officers. Information confirmed by Lieutenant General Erich Pfeffer.

It turns out that the United States and NATO do not even have confidence in the Iraqi army, the preparation of which they have been engaged in all of recent years.

Against this background, bases with NATO contingents located in Iraq are going through additional reinforcement. In Washington, they say that they have a list of goals that would be hit on Iraqi territory if "one of the US citizens in this country is attacked by pro-Iranian forces."
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  1. cost
    cost 4 January 2020 07: 07
    +4
    January 3, 2020 The largest political blocs in the Iraqi parliament - Sairun and al-Fatah called for the immediate adoption of a law on the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country. A statement was made today. This is a direct consequence of the fact that on the night of January 3, American troops launched a missile attack on a motorcade, which included the deputy head of the Shiite militia of Iraq, Mahdi al-Muhandis, as well as the general of the Quds special forces of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, General Kassem Suleimani. Both of them, as well as nine others, were killed.
    The Iraqi authorities have already called the killing of al-Muhandis aggression against their country by the United States.
    1. Evil543
      Evil543 4 January 2020 07: 46
      +1
      The mattresses obeyed right away, gathered manat and washed off, already the hair on bald heads develops.
    2. Black_Vatnik
      Black_Vatnik 4 January 2020 07: 46
      +2
      Well, they can decide anything in their parliaments, only who cares about their opinion? A rhetorical question. For Iran, the situation is very hot, it is dangerous to answer the amers, not to answer is even more dangerous. Will the Iranian leadership have the ingenuity to answer in such a way that the star-striped are wiped out?
      1. bessmertniy
        bessmertniy 4 January 2020 08: 17
        +1
        Most likely, the Americans are seeking this brazen provocation for Iran to respond. If he answers, there will be a reason for the Americans to respond too. And the slaughter will go. what
        1. user1212
          user1212 4 January 2020 08: 44
          0
          Quote: bessmertniy
          And the slaughter will go.

          Not until the elections. There is a high probability of losses in the early days of the war. And coffins with the American flag have a bad effect on ratings. Well, if you do not consider it a move by the "democrats". The decision was made by Trump, yes, but who and how gave him the information ...
          1. bessmertniy
            bessmertniy 4 January 2020 08: 50
            +2
            Perhaps Trump is thinking of a small victorious war, which, on the contrary, will raise his rating and show that he is in every way cool. feel
            1. alexmach
              alexmach 4 January 2020 13: 20
              -1
              Yes vryatli. Trump has a consistent anti-Iranian policy. And Iran vryatli will be able to answer, well, they will do something dirty, someday, but they don’t have a really strong answer.
        2. Black_Vatnik
          Black_Vatnik 4 January 2020 09: 10
          +1
          If only it were that simple. What prevented the amers from starting such a fat provocation earlier? Iran is serious, very serious. They have a large army, more or less modern air defense, plus no one knows for sure how far they have come in the development of nuclear weapons.
          1. Grits
            Grits 4 January 2020 14: 16
            +1
            Quote: Black_Jacket
            They have a large army, more or less modern air defense,

            A large army will not help here. Only strong air defense will save Iran. But in her modernity, I doubt very much. The Vietnam experience has clearly let the Americans know that getting involved in a ground operation is stupid. It will only get worse. But hollowing rockets and planes - that’s it. And they know how to do it well. But, not all countries possess such layered air defense as Russia. And Iran is no exception.
      2. avdkrd
        avdkrd 4 January 2020 14: 00
        +2
        It seems to me that just for Iran, everything is not so sad. Of course, the loss of one of the leaders of the nation is painful and I am sorry for the Iranian people, but now any reaction of Iran will be legitimate. ASP have committed an act of state terrorism. It does not even require proof, it is a fact. Trump became a war criminal and put America on a par with Al Qaeda. Apparently the State Department completely lost the coast and the decision was made on the principle: they will endure anyway ....
      3. Grits
        Grits 4 January 2020 14: 12
        0
        Quote: Black_Jacket
        Will the Iranian leadership have the ingenuity to answer in such a way that the star-striped are wiped out?

        Only total guerrilla warfare.
  2. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 4 January 2020 07: 10
    0
    Interesting events are developing.
    1. cost
      cost 4 January 2020 07: 29
      +3
      The assassination of Iranian General Kassem Suleimani by the States is tantamount to unleashing a war, said Iran’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Majid Taht-Ravanchi.
      1. Pessimist22
        Pessimist22 4 January 2020 07: 36
        0
        In the United States, an economic recession began in 2019, so they need a small victorious war.
      2. Karaul73
        Karaul73 4 January 2020 09: 26
        -2
        Well?
        Iran can fight hysterically as much as it wants, but it won’t do anything in the military sphere. More expensive for yourself.
  3. Victor_B
    Victor_B 4 January 2020 07: 21
    0
    To put half the buckwheat lemonade into the preparation of the barmalei, who were dumped in ISIS by chorus, with weapons, whores and blackjack - that's normal.
    Bomb Iraq in the Stone Age, create ISIS and so on, now to bang people respected in the Arab world and the Iraqi armed forces are afraid - these are five!
  4. Thrifty
    Thrifty 4 January 2020 07: 56
    +1
    Drive, forcefully drive the Yankees from the region! Start to completely eliminate them in any country of the gulf! As soon as star-striped coffins massively trample in the USA, the pantigon and the State Department themselves will withdraw their military gangs to their USA.
    1. Grits
      Grits 4 January 2020 16: 41
      +1
      Quote: Thrifty
      Drive, forcefully drive the Yankees from the region! Start to completely eliminate them in any country of the gulf! As soon as star-striped coffins massively trample in the USA, the pantigon and the State Department themselves will withdraw their military gangs to their USA.

      Real violent few
      So there are no leaders ...
  5. askort154
    askort154 4 January 2020 08: 33
    +3
    Dissatisfaction among US Allies growing in Washington’s unilateral actions in Iraq

    Eh, now I would like to use this moment. Russia, China, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan - to promote at all international forums and at the UN the issue of withdrawing the US military structures and their "coalitions" from the territories of states that did not give permission for their presence.
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 4 January 2020 08: 43
      +6
      At this, the UN is likely to end!
      1. avdkrd
        avdkrd 4 January 2020 14: 21
        +2
        The de facto is already over. Of course, condemnations and other blah blah are accepted, but there are no real tools. The strength of the law is that everyone respects it. The UN ended even when they bombed Yugoslavia.
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 4 January 2020 14: 46
          0
          Agony, this sometimes lasts a while.
    2. alexmach
      alexmach 4 January 2020 13: 22
      -2
      from the territories of states that did not give permission for their presence.

      Of the states? Do you think that there are more than one such state?
  6. rocket757
    rocket757 4 January 2020 08: 40
    +2
    Among co
    US NATO officials are growing dissatisfied with Washington’s unilateral actions in Iraq.

    The Sheriff does not care about the affairs of the "Indians" .... and the "Indians" seem to have a lot more "fun" to come!
  7. cniza
    cniza 4 January 2020 08: 52
    +1
    US halts Iraqi military training


    And what ? They realized that soon they would begin to kill you, so they asked for it.
  8. Positiv
    Positiv 4 January 2020 09: 00
    0
    Due to the increased level of threat in connection with the elimination of the commander of Al-Quds, Kassem Suleimani.

    Yeah, they’ve done business with the USA, Israel .. You just won’t forget this time ..
  9. Swordserg
    Swordserg 4 January 2020 09: 41
    +3
    Everything that happens is reminiscent of a deliberate provocation to justify a war with Iran, the creation of another hotbed of instability in the BV and, naturally, saving its economy from collapse. As it was on the eve of the first and second worlds. The chain of events is as follows: "exceptional" bombing the camps of the Shiite militia and Hezbollah cells provoking discontent at the embassy, ​​I would not be surprised that with the help of agents the crowd was swung to break into its territory, having received a reason to tell everyone that they would act as they want to protect America. Further, under this pretext, they kill the top officials of the Iranian government, knowing that this is essentially a declaration of war on the state and putting Iran in time trouble. At the same time, having hung the label of "terrorist number 1" on Qasim, which means that they deeply do not care about international and human rights. Thus, they show that this label can be hung on any person, even if he is a president. Let me remind you that they have already declared Russia a sponsor of terrorism with all that it implies. Now they say that lists of targets are ready in case of death of servicemen in Iraq. I am sure that they are expecting this attack and are preparing for the next stage of the buildup of the situation in the world.
  10. knn54
    knn54 4 January 2020 12: 19
    0
    "Shaken indecision"
  11. gurzuf
    gurzuf 4 January 2020 13: 15
    0
    Shho! The Americans have stopped preparing "ISIS ?! I don't believe it!" stop
  12. Prisoner
    Prisoner 4 January 2020 13: 50
    0
    Oh, HOBBY not to escape the answers. What kind of idiot did you have to slip into terrorism at the state level?