Japan says no date for Iraq pullout

Japan does not have a date to end its historic mission in

Iraq, a government spokesman says, after the outspoken foreign minister said the exit may be delayed until after autumn. “The establishment of the (Iraqi) political sector is now in the final stage,” said Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe. “We should not decide when to end the mission of Self-Defense Forces when the situation is like this,” he told reporters. Full Story

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