Allies agree to enhance NATO Mission Iraq, discuss Russian missiles and mission in Afghanistan

February 14, 2020 – NATO Defence Ministers wrapped up two days of discussions in Brussels on Thursday (13 February 2020) addressing key issues including NATO’s training mission in Iraq, support for Afghanistan, and the challenge posed by Russia’s missile systems. Allied ministers agreed in principle to enhance NATO Mission Iraq. “In the first instance, this will consist of taking on some of the Global Coalition’s current training activities,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. He underlined that NATO is in Iraq at the invitation of the Iraqi government. “Our aim…

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