Friday, November 02, 2007

[ News, Government Press Releases, October 23 2007] Address to the nation by President Roh Moo-hyun on a timeframe for the completion of the mission of the Zaytun unit

My fellow citizens,

I stand here before you today to talk about the issue of the withdrawal of the Zaytun unit, which is currently stationed in Iraq.

Last year, the Government obtained approval from the National Assembly to extend the deployment of the Zaytun unit on condition that the number of troops should be cut down to 1,200 from 2,300. It also pledged that the unit would be pulled out by the end of this year. Accordingly, the contingent is carrying out its mission with 1,200 soldiers now.

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