Biden reassures Abadi of US commitment against ISIL

US Vice President Joe Biden called Iraqi Prime Minister to reiterate US support to Iraqi government in its fight against ISIL

Biden reassures Abadi of US commitment against ISIL

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Vice President Joe Biden reassured Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi of the U.S.' commitment to Iraq's fight against ISIL on Monday after the U.S. defense chief questioned Iraqi troops' will to fight.

Biden used the call to "reaffirm U.S. support for the Iraqi government's fight against ISIL," the White House said in a statement, referring to the group by an acronym.

"The vice president recognized the enormous sacrifice and bravery of Iraqi forces over the past eighteen months in Ramadi and elsewhere," it said.

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter told CNN on Sunday that Iraqi forces showed no will to fight against ISIL during the fall of Ramadi a week ago, and U.S. forces were trying to encourage them to engage more directly.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Mayıs 2015, 09:18