By John Lee.
The NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has recently remarked that countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are ready to give Iraq further assistance if it is requested and supported by NATO member states.
Some NATO countries have already taken their own steps in Iraq, choosing variously to intervene on a humanitarian or military basis, or both. NATO involvement would represent a much more coordinated response.
NATO was last involved in Iraq during the American occupation, when a coalition of NATO countries assisted in the training of the new Iraqi army via the NATO Training Mission: Iraq.
Quoted in The Telegraph, Rasmussen noted that:
(Source: The Telegraph)