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Shafaq News / The British Minister of Middle East and North Africa Affairs, James Claverley revealed, on Tuesday, that the British government is seeking to address “militias that cause problems” in Iraq, while stressing that his country will not leave Baghdad.
“It is important that the British government has a presence in Iraq,” Claverley said in a press conference held today in Erbil and attended by Shafaq News, revealing that “the militia issue is one of the issues we are working to address.”
He added, “In the most complex situations we stayed in Baghdad,” stressing, “The British flag must remain in Baghdad and we will not leave it.”
He stressed that “these militias that cause problems must be addressed,” noting that “other countries witnessed a worse security situation than Baghdad and we did not leave it, and that is why we decided to stay in Baghdad and not leave it.”
The British minister also emphasized, “We will continue to support the Peshmerga and the Kurdistan Region until the final elimination of ISIS.