Carter to Abedi: We will increase support for Iraq in support of unity and sovereignty

2015 16 12
New US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter during a meeting with Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi his country's support to the unity and sovereignty of Iraq.

A statement by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense said the two ministers "a contract Wednesday afternoon an expanded meeting, during the meeting was to provide a detailed explanation about the position of operations of the armed forces in all sectors of operations."

And between al-Obeidi, according to the statement that "the armed forces have achieved great victories in the breakers Anbar and Salahuddin operations in addition to the continuation of training and combat readiness for the Liberation of Nineveh province, which is the final battle for the remnants of terrorism." He also stressed the "need for continued international support for Iraq in the field of training and armament."

For his part, congratulated the American Secretary of Defense, "the Iraqi armed forces against the triumphs of the terrorist gangs Daash stressing his country's continued support for Iraq and its territorial integrity through increased support by the international coalition forces.

This meeting was attended by Chief of Army Staff and senior leaders of both sides.

Carter had arrived this morning to the capital Baghdad, where he met Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and discussed developments in the war on Daash and ways to support Iraq in this area.

It is likely that the visiting US Defense Secretary Arbil at the conclusion of his visit to Iraq