U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the U.M. has made clear to the Iraqi government that its military options in the country are limited, and it’s time for the United States to take a lead.
“There is no military option to defeat ISIL in Iraq,” Ban said in a statement Friday, after visiting a school in the Iraqi city of Erbil.
“The Iraqi government has acknowledged the military options that we have offered are limited.”
He added that “the Iraqi government remains committed to its national security interests in Iraq.”
Iraqi officials have said they will not negotiate with the U-M.
or the U.-K.
“We are going to act on behalf of our people and on behalf a unified Iraq,” Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told reporters Friday.
has been pressing Baghdad for more U.K. troops in Iraq since a deadly ISIS assault on Erbil in June.
Ban said the U., and other U.A.E. allies, “have been pushing for the U and other NATO countries to send troops to Iraq, but they have not been able to secure the necessary support from the international community.”
is also seeking an end to the U, U.P., and the UFP.
Ban says the “UN Security Council is expected to vote on an end of the UMP in December.”
But the UUDP has rejected the idea.
The group says it will continue to fight the ISIS threat until all parties, including the UAA, sign the deal.