Deploying ground combat forces 'hostile act': Iraq PM

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi addresses the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN in New York on September 30, 2015Iraq considers any country sending ground combat forces into its territory a “hostile act” and has not requested such a deployment, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Thursday. The US has announced that it will deploy around 100 special forces personnel to Iraq to fight the Islamic State jihadist group here and in neighbouring Syria, while two American senators have proposed tripling the number of US troops in the country. Iraq “will consider any country sending ground combat forces a hostile act and will deal with it on this basis,” Abadi said in a statement.

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