UK Navy likely gone

On Nov. 22 the British navy will stop training the Iraqi forces that guard 80 percent of oil exports. Their re-authorization is stuck in Iraq’s political quagmire.
UK Navy likely gone
The view from a UK Navy speedboat, part of a patrol and training mission, as an oil tanker loads at the al-Basra Oil Terminal (BEN LANDO/Iraq Oil Report)

British naval trainers will have to leave Iraqi territory in three days when their current agreement expires. Politically deadlocked for the past year, Iraq's government has failed to approve a new deal to arm Iraq's growing navy with sufficient tools to protect the country's sole revenue stream."We don't want them to leave," said Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh.American officials have given assurances that U.S. forces will fill any gaps left when the 100 UK personnel are gone....

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