In Iraq, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has decided to increase its activities again. After the meeting of the defense ministers of NATO member countries here on Wednesday, the organization's general secretary Jens Stoltenberg said that the work of training Iraqi forces will also be continued.
According to media reports, in a meeting of this 29-nation military organization, it was decided that the NATO army will intensify its operations to reduce the pressure on the US-led coalition forces fighting the terrorist organization IS in Iraq.
NATO members withdrew most of their troops stationed in Iraq in view of security following the death of Iran's top military commander Qasim Sulemani in a US military offensive earlier this year on January 3. After the drone attack in Baghdad, the US had increased tensions with Iran besides Iraq. In a tweet, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wrote that the Allied Defense Ministers have theoretically cooperated and coordinated to enhance NATO's training mission in Iraq. Trump called on NATO to do more work in the Middle East in January, when a regional crisis erupted following a US drone strike against a top Iranian commander in Baghdad.