Iraqi troops in standoff with Iran


Iraqi troopsThe Associated Press has just reported that a new phase of what we have known as "the Iraq war" is apparently starting.  Iraqi troops have mobilized near Oil Well #4 and it is not clear whether or not Iranian troops are still in that area.  This is occuring as this is written about 200 miles from Baghdad. The U.S. said this morning that Iraq will stand firm.

Here is an excerpt from the article entitled Iraqi troops in standoff with Iran : "The top U.S. diplomat in Iraq said Baghdad’s speedy response to the border incursion showed that Iraq is "not going to be pushed around" by Iran.

The Iraqi troops and border guards were waiting for further orders at a staging ground about a kilometer from oil well No. 4 at the al-Fakkah oil field, said an Interior Ministry official at the site who was not authorized to talk to the media…"



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