Iraq rejects law allowing other foreign troops more years

The law would cover the future of troops from Britain, Australia, Romania, Estonia, El Salvador and NATO in Iraq.

Iraq rejects law allowing other foreign troops more years

Iraq's parliament rejected on Saturday a draft law that allows troops from many countries to remain as a part of occupation beyond the end of this year, Iraqi parliamentarians said.

The draft law, which covers the temporary presence of the foreign troops once a U.N. mandate expires on Dec. 31, was rejected in a voice vote, said Hussein al-Falluji, a member of the Sunni Accordance Front.

He said lawmakers wanted the government to draw up an agreement akin to the U.S.-Iraqi deal that requires U.S. troops to leave Iraq in three years.

The law would cover the future of troops from Britain, Australia, Romania, Estonia, El Salvador and NATO in Iraq.

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown confirmed this week that Britain plans to withdraw its remaining 4,100 troops from Iraq by the end of July.


Reuters

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