(From Agence France Presse)
New members of NATO vowed to keep their troops in Iraq, as the war-torn country's interim foreign minister said he respected Spain's promise to withdraw its forces by the end of June.
Amid bloody violence on the ground in Iraq, Seoul said it would dispatch more than 3,000 peacekeeping troops to one of two locations in the north, despite an announcement from New Zealand that its engineers will leave in September.
At a ceremony in Brussels, the newly enrolled eastern European countries of NATO vowed to keep their troops in Iraq, while calling for greater international involvement to restore stability to the shattered nation.
Romanian Foreign Minister Mircea Geoana said it was time for transatlantic divisions over the US-led war, which last year plunged the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) into its worst-ever crisis, to …