The US actions in Iraq are not intended to “seize someone’s oil.” About this, commenting on the recent statement of the President of the United States Donald trump that the U.S. army should take control of the oil fields in Iraq to cut off funding for ISIS, said Pentagon chief James Mattis.

According to service Bi-bi-si, Mattis arrived in Iraq on an unannounced visit to the program to confront the terrorists of the Islamic state. The Pentagon chief will meet with the military coalition, including with the commander of us forces in Syria and Iraq by General Stephen Townsend.

According to the Agency, the operation against jihadists now taking place against the background of rising tensions in relations between Baghdad and Washington after in January, trump has signed a decree imposing a 90-day ban on entry to USA citizens of some Muslim countries – including Iraq. The decree of the tramp was suspended.

In accordance with the trump terms, Mattis got a week to submit to the President a strategy for acceleration of operations against jihadist groups.

See also: Iraqi army storms West of Mosul and is moving to the airport

The Pentagon reassured Baghdad: the US does not intend to capture your oil 20.02.2017

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