US to cut $250 mln in military aid to Iraq if coalition expelled

US to cut $250 mln in military aid to Iraq if coalition expelled
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The US government is preparing to cut $250 million in military aid to Iraq if American troops are expelled from the country, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs is working to cut the entire quarter-billion dollars of military financing for Iraq for the current fiscal year, the Wall Street Journal said on Tuesday, citing emails from the State and Defence Departments.

American officials have repeatedly ruled out a complete pullback from Iraq. White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien last week said the United States would leave on its "own terms."

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