Baghdad says U.S. pledges continued support for Iraq's war against IS

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi delivers remarks at the morning ministerial plenary for the Global Coalition working to Defeat ISIS at the State Department in Washington, U.S., March 22, 2017.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi can provide remarks on the morning ministerial plenary for the worldwide Coalition working to Defeat ISIS on the State Department in Washington, U.S., March 22, 2017.

REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

U.S. vp Mike Pence on Saturday certain Iraqi Top Minister Haider al-Abadi of continued U.S. toughen to defeat Islamic State, the Iraqi govt said in a statement.

The Two discussed the location in Syria and the struggle on Islamic State in a cellphone name from Pence following Friday’s U.S. strikes on a Syrian airbase to punish a chemical attack that killed scores of civilians this week in a local held via the opposition to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Pence “affirmed that U.S. policy within the region did not exchange, its precedence is to defeat Daesh in Iraq and the region,” mentioned a statement from Abadi’s workplace.

The Shi’ite-led Iraqi executive issued a remark on Friday in response to the occasions in Syria reflecting a tricky balancing act between its alliance with the U.S. and with Shi’ite Iran, a key backer of Assad.The Iraqi remark condemned the chemical attack, without naming Assad, calling as a substitute for a global investigation to determine the perpetrator.

The commentary additionally criticized “the hasty interventions” that adopted the chemical assault, in an obvious reference to the U.S. strikes.

A U.S.-led coalition has been providing air and ground beef up to Iraqi forces fighting the militants, permitting them to recapture most cities they’d overran in 2014 in Sunni areas of northern and western Iraq.

An Iranian-backed Iraqi Shi’ite militia stated on Friday it could maintain on preventing in Syria in fortify of Assad, regardless of the U.S. missile strikes.

“Our movement is proceeding on the path of jihad and resistance, and our position in regards to the war in Syria won’t change,” al-Nujaba spokesman Hashim al-Musawi stated in a commentary.

Al-Nujaba is without doubt one of the groups accused by human rights companies of killing ratings of fleeing civilians within the Syrian city of Aleppo remaining yr.

Iran, via leveraging its ties with Iraq’s Shi’ites, has emerged as the principle energy dealer in Iraq after the united states withdrew its troops in 2011.

(Reporting by means of Maher Chmaytelli; editing via Jason Neely)

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