Al Gillespie: 'New Zealand should withdraw troops from Iraq'

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Thu, 9 Jan 2020, 12:40PM
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Al Gillespie: 'New Zealand should withdraw troops from Iraq'

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 9 Jan 2020, 12:40PM

A law professor says President Trump appears to have cooled down, diverting potential conflict with Iran.

President Trump has backtracked on his threat to target 52 Iranian cultural sites, which many people feared would have led to a new war.

Waikato University's Al Gillespie told Tim Dower if it was up to him, he might withdraw New Zealand troops from Iraq.

He says people need to remember New Zealand troops went to Iraq to fight Islamic State.

"We have now almost ended up in the middle of a regional war against an enemy that's not ours."

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