Iraq leader worried about 'radical' threat in Syria

By REUTERS
November 25, 2011 23:00

BAGHDAD - Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said on Friday he worries that "radicals" might take power in neighboring Syria and opposes any Western or Turkish military intervention.

Talabani also said Iraqi military commanders favored a continued US troop presence in Iraq due to weaknesses in air and naval defenses.

In an interview with Iraqiya state television, Talabani said he supported peaceful political action and the democratic reforms Syrians are seeking.


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