Iraq wants Gulf air defense agreement

Iraq is seeking a joint defence agreement for airspace with Gulf countries as it moves to secure its air borders after the departure of U.S. forces from the country this month, a senior official said on Sunday. Naseer al-Ani, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani's chief of staff, told a conference in the Saudi capital Riyadh that […]

Asma Alsharif and Reem Shamseddine report for Reuters:

Iraq is seeking a joint defence agreement for airspace with Gulf countries as it moves to secure its air borders after the departure of U.S. forces from the country this month, a senior official said on Sunday.

Naseer al-Ani, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani's chief of staff, told a conference in the Saudi capital Riyadh that Iraq lacked the resources to secure its own air space.