The American President Barack Obama gathered the National Security Council. The aim was to “discuss the situation in Iraq”, but above all “to face the ISIS”. The White House announced it. Obama agreed with the choice of the Iraqi government to “develop a plan to win Ramadi back with all the forces that are associated with the Iraqi command”; he also restated the American Support to Iraq and his premier al-Abadi. Ramadi was taken last week; every area around it was already part of the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
During the meeting, the Democratic President expressed his satisfaction “for the decision taken by the Iraqi Minister Council to speed up the training of local tribes led by local authorities of al-Anbar in order to increaser the Iraqi army and train local police officers”.
At the meeting there were – underlines the White House – the Secretary of State, John Kerry; the Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter; the director of CIS, John Brennan; and the ambassador of the USA in Iraq, Stuart Jones (teleconference); and General Llyod Austin, head of the Central Command.
Translation provided by Mary Ann D’Costa