Spanish Iraq withdrawal'trigger' to end occupation

8th June 2004, Comments 0 comments

8 June 2004, MADRID - Spain's Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos claimed Tuesday the withdrawal of Spanish troops from Iraq was the "trigger" that will prompt the end of the occupation of the country.

8 June 2004

MADRID - Spain's Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos claimed Tuesday the withdrawal of Spanish troops from Iraq was the "trigger" that will prompt the end of the occupation of the country.

Moratinos said the decision to bring home the 1,300-strong Spanish contingent was not hasty, "but the trigger and today we find ourselves at the end of the
occupation".
 
He was speaking as the United Nations Security Council prepared to vote on a proposal  of resolution about Iraq.

The Foreign Minister said that the Spanish position on Iraq was an "instrument to return to multilateralism".

Previously, Moratinos said that the government is obliged to support the security and stability of Iraq, an essential zone for the stability and security of Middle East, Europe, and the West .

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Subject: Spanish news

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