Announcement

Foreign Secretary marks the withdrawal of US military forces from Iraq

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As US forces withdraw from Iraq, Foreign Secretary William Hague says the UK will continue to work with the country, supporting political, social and economic development.

Speaking today the Foreign Secretary said:

“Today marks the withdrawal of US military forces from Iraq, and closes an important chapter in Iraq’s recent history. We remember those British, American and other coalition military personnel who were killed or injured in Iraq, and the great suffering among ordinary Iraqis as the country has struggled to overcome terrorism and insurgency. Looking to the future, I hope to see continued improvements in security and the strengthening of Iraq’s young democracy. We will continue to work with the Government and people of Iraq to that end, supporting all Iraqis in the political, social and economic development of their country.”