October 14 2009
The Iraqi Parliament approved a new security agreement with Britain on Tuesday, a move that had been delayed for several months, reports the Wall Street Journal.
The accord allows the U.K. to help protect vital oil terminals in southern Iraq and deploy a few hundred Royal Navy sailors to train and support Iraqi naval forces responsible for protecting Umm Qasr, Iraq's major port on the Persian Gulf.
The deal was pushed back in part due to political opposition, particularly...
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