Italy Rules Out Any Military Intervention in Syria

Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti ruled out Italy’s participation in military intervention in Syria.

Speaking on the sidelines of a meeting with her European counterparts in Brussels, Ms. Pinotti said that she could ”exclude any intervention” by Rome in Syria, – Bloomberg posts.

Ms. Pinotti’s comments on Syria echo remarks by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who earlier Tuesday said that ”any type of intervention” could be considered in the fight against terrorism, but warned that ”the challenge could not be faced simply with a military action.”

Italy’s current involvement in Iraq consists of providing military instructors to train the Peshmerga, the military force of the Kurdish Regional Government in the north of the country.