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Parliament refuses to withdraw troops

THE SLOVAK Parliament did not agree to withdraw Slovakia's military troops from Iraq as proposed September 28 by two opposition Communist Party MPs, Dagmar Bollová and Karol Ondriaš.

The two MPs also suggested that the government co-operate with other countries at the international level to provide civil humanitarian aid to Iraq under the auspices of the United Nations, the Red Cross, and the Red Crescent, reported the news wire TASR.

Bollová and Ondriaš said the withdrawal would not have any serious political consequences despite Slovakia's membership in NATO, since it was NATO who refused to take command of such a dubious operation.

Only 20 out of the 106 votes in parliament supported the proposal. Fifty-eight were against, and 25 MPs abstained.

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