Baghdad, Oct 24, (VOI) - The Iraqi government decided to annul the immunity awarded to foreign security firms working in Iraq on the grounds of the Nosoor square incident where U.S. Blackwater security guards killed 17 Iraqi civilians.
"The cabinet decided on Tuesday's session to annul the immunity given to the foreign security firms working in Iraq," a statement issued by the Iraqi government spokesman Dr. Ali al-Dabbagh said on Wednesday.
The statement added "a new draft resolution to that effect will be submitted to the cabinet’s next session."
Last month, personnel from the private American security company killed 17 Iraqi civilians and wounded 12 more in al-Nosoor square, western Baghdad.
Inconvenient for the United States? Sure. But there's an upside.It's difficult to reasonably assert that the Iraqi government is a mere puppet of the United States when it takes action that makes things more difficult for the United States.
Please pardon the sarcasm in the post headline.