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Jan 07, 2020

Hungarian troops stationed in Iraq will continue to carry out their mission

The defense ministry said their experts will continue to analyze the situation with a view to guaranteeing the security of Hungarian soldiers.

The defense ministry has announced that Hungarian troops stationed in Iraq will continue to carry out their mission with security measures in place.

Responding to reports of NATO missions suspending some of their activities in Iraq in view of the tensions between Iran and the United States, the ministry said their experts will continue to analyze the situation with a view to guaranteeing the security of Hungarian soldiers.

According to MTI, the ministry noted that by contributing to NATO and coalition operations, Hungarian troops were working to create and maintain security in Iraq.

The statement read that NATO has suspended training programs in Iraq as a precautionary measure. The decision impacts only parts of the operation of the Hungarian contingent as it is active in other fields as well.

The updates follow President Donald Trump’s announcement that the US killed Iran’s top military commander Qasem Soleimani during a strike at Iraq’s Baghdad airport on Friday.

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