US deploys small force to Iraq, opens dialogue with Iran

June 19, 2014   |   Category: Prophecy News   |   Tags: , , ,

The US has deployed approximately 275 troops “equipped for combat” to Iraq, US President Barack Obama informed Congress on Monday night. The troops are stationed to counter the growing threat of ISIS, a terrorist group threatening the sovereignty of Iraq and Syria. Some 170 US servicemen were deployed over the weekend to protect the expansive US embassy in Baghdad, with 100 more for airfield management, security and logistics support, the Pentagon said. “This action has been directed with my responsibility to protect US citizens both at home and abroad, and in furtherance of US national security and foreign policy interests,” Obama wrote in his notice. “This force will remain in Iraq until the security situation becomes such that it is no longer needed…

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