Zakharova emphasizes word 'mistake' in US statement on withdrawal of troops from Iraq

Zakharova emphasizes word
# 07 January 2020 10:20 (UTC +04:00)

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova wrote on her Facebook page on Tuesday, that it is necessary to emphasize the word "mistake" in Pentagon's explanation of the withdrawal of troops from Iraq, APA reports citing TASS.

"I propose that we attach the word 'error' to it, otherwise tomorrow everyone will start again with the "Russian hackers" did it, or nod in the direction of Russia Today," Zakharova said.

Note that earlier General Mark Millie, the head of the Chief of Staff Committee (CNA) of the US Armed Forces, told reporters that a letter about the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq had been published in error, it was a preliminary draft.

On Tuesday, a number of media sources reported on a letter sent by the Inherent Resolve military operation headquarters, which stated the US intention to withdraw its troops from Iraq. After the text of the letter was published in the media, Pentagon chief Mark Esper refuted the information contained in it, saying that the US did not make a decision to leave Iraq.