11 Jun 2019

National wary but supportive of NZ troops withdrawal from Iraq

From Morning Report, 7:22 am on 11 June 2019

The National Party is on board with the government pulling New Zealand troops out of Iraq next year on the condition Australia and the United States also withdraw.

Up to 95 troops are currently training Iraqi security forces in a joint mission with Australia at Camp Taji that began in 2015.

The number will be reduced to a maximum of 75 next month and 45 from January.

RNZ political reporter Jo Moir has the story.