Will NZ send spies and SAS troops to Iraq?

  • 25/02/2015

The Iraqi government is calling for New Zealand's elite SAS soldiers to join the fight against Islamic State in Iraq.

Iraq's ambassador to New Zealand also says his government would like to see New Zealand spies deployed to help identify targets for air strikes.

Both are commitments the Government here hasn't made publically, but isn't ruling out.

So could the SAS go to Iraq, even if it's only from time-to-time? And what about Kiwi spies?

There have also been concerns raised about the safety of our troops, and their legal rights should they get into a firefight.

When will the status of forces agreement be decided on?

Watch the video for the full chat with Tova O'Brien.

source: newshub archive