Slovaks to stay in Iraq
- Foreign Minister Eduard Kukan said Bratislava is to keep its 107
soldiers in Iraq. Most of them are there for de-mining operations.
Iraq asked the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday to renew
the mandate for the U.S.-led multinational force.
According to polls, a majority of Slovaks oppose the deployment of
the troops in Iraq, where three Slovak soldiers were killed in 2004.
But last year, a top Slovak Army officer was put under investigation
for accepting bribes from soldiers who actually wanted to be sent to
votruba "at" pitt "dot" edu