posted on Jun, 27 2004 @ 02:09 AM
Nato ambassadors meeting in the Turkish city of Istanbul have reached a draft agreement to provide training for Iraq's armed forces.
The move follows a request from interim Iraqi prime minister Iyad Allawi.
This agreement may provide both the precedent and the basis for NATO's future role in the world. However, key members the alliance have differing
vision's of the future of NATO. The U.S. and U.K. on one side, and France, Gernamy, and Belgium on the other.
Still left to discuss is the impact of the 3 kidnapped Turks on Turkey's position with regard to the agreement, and to the future of NATO.