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Put that on the confirmation that the troops were pulling out of Iraq and were being re-deployed elsewhere, the border to Iran would be open and there were no Iraqi troops there, the PMOS said that the journalist was making all kinds of assumptions. Provinces would be handed over whenever the Iraqi Government believed it could have the necessary forces on the ground. Therefore, the assertion that the Iraqi troops would not be there would prove to be false.

Asked if it would happen in the near future, the PMOS said that it would be a matter for the Iraqi Government to decide when its troops were ready.

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