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US presence in Iraq will continue as long as needed, says Central Command

US presence in Iraq will continue as long as needed, says Central Command
General Kenneth McKenzie, Chief of the US Central Command

(IraqiNews) Chief of the US Central Command, General Kenneth McKenzie said that the United States presence in Iraq will be for a long term, while pointed out that Washington is carrying out negotiations in this regard. He also added that Washington is very capable to counter any dangerous actions by Tehran.

McKenzie said in an interview with Sky News Arabia Channel that Iran’s support to terrorism in the region and the world is a long-term threat, while indicated that the US Central Command presence in the area will continue for a long time.

“We’re gonna continue to reach out to our partners and friends in the region to ensure that we make common cause against the threat of Iran,” He added. “I believe we’ll have the resources necessary to deter Iran from taking actions that will be dangerous,” he explained.

It is noteworthy that tensions between Tehran and Washington have risen since the latter withdrew from an international nuclear deal with Iran and began to escalate sanctions. Also the United States blacklisted Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards earlier this month.



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