17 Feb 2010

UN rejects Fiji's Driti to lead team for duties in Iraq

8:14 am on 17 February 2010

Fiji's military application for its Land Force Commander to lead a military contingent to Iraq has been rejected by the United Nations.

Brigadier Pita Driti told the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation the rejection was due to political interference, but he was not concerned as he has important duties to attend to in Fiji.

Brigadier Driti was to have led a Fiji military contingent in May for UN duties in Iraq.

Fiji soldiers are currently guarding UN personnel in Baghdad.