Published: Sat, July 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Canada To Lead NATO Training Mission In Iraq

Canada To Lead NATO Training Mission In Iraq

Prior NATO summit, Trudeau will visit Canadian troops. He said the 29-nation alliance supports the territorial integrity of Georgia, including its sovereignty over the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. "This announcement today extends our commitment for four more years". Canada as part of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group is already contributing air power, medical support and help in training Iraqi forces since 2014.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in Riga, Latvia on Monday, July 9, 2018.

Questioned repeatedly about Trump's attacks on European allies and Canada, Stoltenberg acknowledged trans-Atlantic differences, but refused to say whether the USA leader's attacks were damaging the alliance. He called the extended mission of Canadian troops in Latvia "a great present" that will contribute significantly to national security.

"When you think of it, what Trump is making clear - to us and to others - is what should always have been screamingly obvious: that our nation's safety now rests in our own hands, far more than in anyone else's".

Canada will provide another four years and 85 personnel to the mission.

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Speaking ahead of the NATO Summit, Trudeau said that Canada would assume command of the training and capacity building mission in Iraq for its first year, a Defense Post reporter at the "Our Shared Global Values" event in Brussels said. This was stated by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during a press briefing in Brussels, which was broadcast channel "112 Ukraine". Trump's trade adviser Peter Navarro went as far as telling a USA talk show that there was "a special place in hell" for Trudeau, though he later walked back the remark.

Canada has no plans to double its defence budget, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insisted Tuesday, despite continued calls from Donald Trump for all North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries to meet agreed-upon targets for defence spending.

Canada had also promised to provide the Kurds with weapons and other equipment, but went back on the offer after clashes between Kurdish and Iraqi forces.

In a wide-ranging speech, Mr Abbott says having Mr Trump in the White House has been good for Australia and that it and America's other allies need to step up if they want Washington to remain a reliable partner. "It is in the interests of security of each state and of the world", he said. Canadian special forces officers have been examining different Iraqi units to determine which they could assist.

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