The Obama administration announced Monday that Iraq had agreed to grant legal immunity to 300 U.S. military advisers slated to train local security forces, allowing them to begin their mission.

The protections were agreed upon through a diplomatic note between the U.S. and Iraq, State Department deputy press secretary Marie Harf told reporters.

“We can confirm Iraq has provided acceptable assurances. … We believe that these assurances are enough for our folks to be there,” she said. “We are confident in the assurances we are given.”  […]