US Drones Patrolling Its Skies Provoke Outrage in Iraq

January 31, 2012 at 10:02 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment

US Drones Patrolling Its Skies Provoke Outrage in Iraq

Monday 30 January 2012

by: Eric Schmitt and Michael S. Schmidt, The New York Times News Service | Report


A senior American official said that negotiations were under way to obtain authorization for the current drone operations, but Ali al-Mosawi, a top adviser to Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki; Iraq’s national security adviser, Falih al-Fayadh; and the acting minister of interior, Adnan al-Asadi, all said in interviews that they had not been consulted by the Americans.

Mr. Asadi said that he opposed the drone program: “Our sky is our sky, not the U.S.A.’s sky.”

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