Obama Riyadh: Abadi good partner .. The time is not right to obstruct his government's efforts
Baghdad / term
He met with al - Abadi, last Thursday in Baghdad, with the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dnford, and his accompanying delegation, the head of the EU mission Patrick Simonet in separate meetings.
During a press conference at the conclusion of the US Gulf summit held in the Saudi capital , Riyadh, and I followed ( the long - Presse), US President Barack Obama said that Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi , " agood partner and that the time is not right to disrupt the Iraqi government 's efforts."
Obama said that " the United States is concerned about the administration of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al -Abadi authority in Iraq , " stressing at the same time that "Abadi , a good partner."
He stressed US President that " the Iraqi people is the decision - maker to choose who leads the government, not the United States or Iran , " adding that " the United States is in contact with various Iraqi parties to encourage them to reach a final formula for the government."
he said Obama " the Iraqi government is facing challenges many as a result of falling oil prices with the need to implement the required saving plug connector and continue the battle against Daash business , "pointing out that" the time is not right now to create a bottleneck and obstruction. " the
US president stressed that" the United States is still united with its partners from the Arabs in their efforts to destroy the organization Daash which constitutes a threat to all of us , "noting that" those partners will increase their participation in that battle. "
Obama stressed the need to " continue to support Iraq as it is editing its territory and its cities from thecontrol Daash and restore stability, "vowing that" the United States continues to provide assistance humanitarian Iraq and Syria. " in
turn, US Secretary of defense Ashton Carter called on the GCC to the largest in Iraq 's involvement, after a meeting, Wednesday, fellow Gulf in Riyadh.
Carter said , " I encourage our partners in the Gulf cooperation Council to do more, not only militarily as youdo Saudi Arabia, the UAE and I appreciate it so much, but also politically and economically. " He added that the "Sunni support for the rule of Multi doctrines and reconstruction , especially in Sunni areas in Iraq, will be important to ensure the defeat al Daash."
Involved Saudi Arabia and the UAE in the international coalition led by Washington since the summer of 2014, against the terrorist organization which controls large swathes of Syria and Iraq.
the majority of the areas controlled by Daash in Iraq 's predominantly Sunni. Iraqi forces have managed with the support of the coalition to restore many of them in the past months, but the fighting has caused massive destruction in most of them.
Washington hopes to hand the Gulf states to open embassies in Baghdad, as did Saudi Arabia in December 2015 after an absence of nearly two decades. Also interested in the participation of States in thereconstruction of the Iraqi regions process through the United Nations or "non - governmental organizations ," according to Carter.
In the context of rapid developments, met with Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi, on Thursday in Baghdad, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dnford delegation accompanying him to discuss ways to"enhance military cooperation between the two countries in the fields of training, arming and air strikes and the importance of continuing the momentum of the battles to liberate the rest of the regions," according to astatement the media office of Ebadi received the (long - Presse) a copy of it.
he praised Gen. Dnford to " the great development of Iraqi forces and enable them to edit a large number of areas and achieve winning streak on terrorist Daash gangs ", stressing that " the continuation of US support for Iraq in its war against terrorism. "
in another statement, she received a (long - Presse) a copy of it, the information Office of the Prime Minister said that" the Prime Minister Haider Abadi met in his office, on Thursday, President of the European Union mission Patrick Simonet. "
the statement added , " during the meeting , they discussed the political and security situations and challenges facing Iraq in various sectors, particularly economic and financial challenge. "
He was the head of mission for" the European Union to Iraq to support the war against terrorism and thereform steps undertaken by the Prime Minister Dr. Haider al - Abadi. " Simonet announced for the "grant to help Iraq in support of displaced people and restoring stability to the liberated areas."