Clinton to Iran: Don’t Misread Departure from Iraq
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Iran “would be badly miscalculating” if it moves into Iraq in the wake of the U.S. troop withdrawal at the end of the year.
“We are continuing a training mission in Iraq that has been agreed to,” Clinton, speaking from Uzbekistan, said Sunday on “State of the Union.”
She said the military and diplomatic presence in Iraq will include a U.S. Marine Contingent, a Defense Attache, and an Office of Security Cooperation. In addition, the United States has an influential presence in neighboring countries, as well as a NATO ally in Turkey.
“No one, most particularly Iran, should miscalculate about our continuing commitment to and with the Iraqis going forward,” she said.