P. Soloch: Decision on Polish presence in Iraq within NATO
Decisions on the further presence of Polish soldiers in Iraq will be made within NATO, head of the National Security Bureau (BBN) Paweł Soloch told private TV broadcaster Polsat News on Monday.
The alliance's troops, including Polish forces, are on a training, not combat mission in Iraq and must cooperate with the Iraqi army, Paweł Soloch said.
"If the Iraqi army does not wish it, if the Iraqi government does not wish it, then NATO will pull out its troops from there, including our soldiers," he added.
NATO suspended its training operations in Iraq after the United States killed Iranian General Qasem Suleimani, the commander of Iran's elite Quds Force, in an air strike.
NATO began training Iraqi personnel in October 2018 in order to strengthen local forces and prevent the re-emergence of the jihadist group Islamic State.