US and Germany suspend training the Iraqi army and Peshmerga

15/05/2019 - 16:14 Published in News/Kurdistan

The Ministry of Peshmerga in the Kurdistan Regional Government, Wednesday, announced the suspension of both Germany and the United States of America training of Iraqi forces.

Secretary-General of the Ministry Jabbar Yawar said in a press statement today that "because of the current situation between US and Iran, both Germany and the United States suspended their military training for Iraqi forces and Peshmerga forces."

"The US and German advisers will limit their movements in Iraq and the Kurdistan region for an indefinite period," he said.

For his part, a spokesman for the German Defense Ministry said that Germany has signals about possible attacks backed by Iran, as quoted by the agency "Reuters".

The suspension of military training programs did not mean that they could not be resumed in the coming days.