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Nato scheme to train Iraqi security forces is blocked

France led a clutch of nations yesterday blocking Nato plans to train Iraqi security forces. The 26 Nato allies agreed last month in Istanbul to go ahead with a training programme, but the US and the French remain at odds over the interpretation of the accord. At issue is the extent of any Nato deployment inside Iraq. Despite three meetings yesterday, ambassadors failed to clinch a deal, though there was optimism that a compromise can be found by the weekend.Full Story

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