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Pursuant to article 3, paragraph 2, the Government of the Republic of Iraq:
(a) Declares that the minimum age at which it permits voluntary recruitment into its national
armed forces is 18 years;
(b) Sets forth below a description of the safeguards it has adopted to ensure that such
recruitment is not forced or coerced:
- Such recruitment must be genuinely voluntary;
- Volunteers must present reliable proof of age prior to acceptance into the national armed