Iraq asks New Zealand for help

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The Middle Eastern country of Iraq has issued a request for assistance from New Zealand.
The request came late last week after a high level meeting between New Zealand and Iraq.
Iraq’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Ja’afari met his New Zealand counterpart Murray McCully, Prime Minister John Key, and Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee.
Labour’s leader Andrew Little and foreign affairs spokesperson David Shearer also met with Dr al-Ja’afari.
At this stage it looks like New Zealand may deploy troops  to help train Iraqi forces, with back-up from special forces.
The Government has repeatedly ruled out the troops having any combat role.

13 Responses

  1. This is definitely the right choice would anyone want the war to spread anywhere else I definitely don’t. I think it was a brave decision but the right one. Just don’t let the New Zealand troops fight that wouldn’t be the right thing for our country. Think about us before them!

  2. this is stupid I think that John Key should pull his head together and leave it, I mean seriously it isn’t our war so why should we fight it, plus no country would want to attack us because it NZ is such a small country that it isn’t worth it.
    And that is my argument.

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