New Italian Leader: Iraq War ‘Grave Mistake’
Posted on May 18, 2006
Italy’s incoming prime minister, Romano Prodi, said the war had encouraged global terrorism and he has vowed to pull his country’s troops from Iraq.
The incoming Italian prime minister, Romano Prodi, today described the US-led invasion of Iraq as a “grave mistake” that had encouraged global terrorism.
Mr Prodi, who narrowly won last month’s general election, said he would consult with US-led forces in Iraq over Italian troop withdrawal.
“We consider the war and occupation in Iraq a grave error that hasn’t solved - but has complicated - the problem of security,” he said in his first address to the Senate since becoming prime minister.