Fears for safety of NZ troops amid rising Iran-US hostility

New Zealand Defence Force troops based in Iraq are at risk of being caught up in Iran’s retaliation over the US killing of top general Qasem Soleimani, a senior Waikato University academic says.

Today Iran has announced it will roll back its commitments to the 2015 nuclear accord amid heightened tensions over the assassination of Soleimani at Baghdad Airport last Friday. The killing was ordered by US President Donald Trump.

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