BERLIN, June 25 (Xinhuanet) -- The German government remains skeptical about giving the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) a bigger role in Iraq but would not oppose any such decisionat the bloc's summit to be held next week in Istanbul, a spokesmansaid here on Friday.
Germany still worries about increased NATO involvement in Iraq because the US leadership in the alliance would put the military group in a situation of great "psychological opposition" among Iraqi people, government spokesman Bela Anda said.
But Germany "will not hinder NATO and other NATO states if they are to take a bigger role in Iraq," Anda said.
"The red line is no German troops in Iraq," Anda stressed.
On Thursday, German officials said the NATO summit would approve a training program for Iraqi security forces and Germany would take part in such program outside of Iraq.
German experts have so far trained about 220 Iraqi police officers in a training base in the United Arab Emirates, Iraq's neighbor. The Iraqi police officers are now back in Iraq and are scheduled to train more local policemen. Enditem