Trump Pledged to Speed Up Support for Iraqi Government Against Daesh

A special forces soldier helps a family carry their child to cross from an ISIS-controlled part of Mosul to an area controlled by Iraqi forces

A special forces soldier helps a family carry their child to cross from an ISIS-controlled part of Mosul to an area controlled by Iraqi forces

U.S. President Donald Trump has told a delegation from Iraq that "nobody" can figure out why former President Barack Obama signed a nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers.

US President Donald Trump will host Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the White House on Monday.

Trump says they'll also address what he calls the "vacuum" that was created when the Islamic State group claimed Iraq.

As he left Iraq for the USA on Sunday, Abadi said Iraqi forces were close to ridding the country of the Islamic State (IS) and that he would talk to the U.S. administration about the final steps needed, CNN reported.

He has vowed to eradicate "radical Islamic terrorism".

Trump did not respond to Abadi, nor did he answer the journalists' questions.

During al-Abadi's last visit to Washington, the Iraqi premier worked to drum up greater financial and military support as he faced the daunting task of rebuilding cities destroyed in the fight against the Islamic State group.

The White House has refused to back off the claim despite Comey's statement.

Government forces retook the east side of Mosul in January before setting their sights on the more densely populated west of the city, the last major urban center the IS group holds in Iraq. Both contribute significantly to peacekeeping missions and development programs. From left are, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Vice President Mike Pence, Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

In neighbouring Syria, there are almost 1,000 USA forces, although the official authorized level is 503.

Recommended News

  • O'Gorman's Cartwright Named Gatorade Player of the Year in State

    O'Gorman's Cartwright Named Gatorade Player of the Year in State

    The Warriors received a berth in the Dick's Sporting Goods High School National Tournament, which they won past year . Bowen is the first Gatorade Indiana Boys Basketball Player of the Year to be chosen from La Lumiere School.
    Top Gear host involved in horror motorbike crash

    Top Gear host involved in horror motorbike crash

    Popular Top Gear host Richard Hammond has been injured in a motorbike crash while filming in Africa. "There was a lot of concern". The source added: "The lads are known for having a laugh on set but Richard's previous accident is fresh in their minds.
    Three Fighters Tested Positive For Marijuana At UFC Fight Night 104

    Three Fighters Tested Positive For Marijuana At UFC Fight Night 104

    The amount of cannabis shown in the tests are unknown at this time, but MMA Fighting has reached out to TDLR for that information. The only loser at UFC Fight Night 104 out of that sample was Trujillo, who fell to James Vick via third-round submission.
  • State Sen. Daniel Biss says he's running for IL  governor

    State Sen. Daniel Biss says he's running for IL governor

    Kennedy, Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar, regional schools Superintengdent Bob Daiber and small business owner Alex Paterakis. He considered a bid for comptroller a year ago but later bowed out. "This is a campaign for the rest of us", said Biss.
    Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors to play 2 preseason games in China

    Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors to play 2 preseason games in China

    The trip will be the third for the Warriors after the team visited in 2008 to play the Bucks and 2013 to play the Lakers. Shanghai sports marketing executive Lizhang Jiang joined Wolves owner Glen Taylor's ownership group last summer.
    Watch the first trailer for The Walking Dead season 7, episode 15

    Watch the first trailer for The Walking Dead season 7, episode 15

    IGN: Most people have been questioning Eugene's intentions at the Sanctuary since the episode that showed him settling in. In the midst of Daryl nearly killing a Savior while he and Maggie are in hiding, Maggie confronts Daryl .
  • Missing teen's body found in woods

    Missing teen's body found in woods

    Troopers said Jenkins was turning onto Oneal Street when she failed to yield and collided head-on with another vehicle. Gray said Brown told him Jenkins appeared to be injured as she walked and then ran off after the crash.
    Ben Affleck Reveals He Recently Completed Rehab for Alcohol Addiction

    Ben Affleck Reveals He Recently Completed Rehab for Alcohol Addiction

    Jennifer Garner was spotted walking in Los Angeles just before Ben Affleck announced he completed rehab for alcohol addition. In 2001 , Ben entered a thirty day rehabilitation program after his hard-partying ways had caught up to him.
    WWE's Paige Confirms Photos Have Been Leaked Without Consent

    WWE's Paige Confirms Photos Have Been Leaked Without Consent

    Paige has now reacted to the issue claiming that someone had stolen the photos and uploaded it online without her permission. With her successive suspensions handed by WWE , the English wrestler has another issue that she needs to take care of.
  • Dominion Diamond stock soars as USA  company reveals takeover offer

    Dominion Diamond stock soars as USA company reveals takeover offer

    The Montana-based private company is offering $13.50 Dollars ($18.04 CAD) per share cash for Dominion Diamond. It operates the Ekati mine and owns a 40 per cent stake in the Diavik mine, which is operated by Rio Tinto.
    Big Heavyweight Bout Headlining UFC Fight Night 110

    Big Heavyweight Bout Headlining UFC Fight Night 110

    He is coming off a memorable come-from-behind knockout victory over Travis Browne in Halifax, Nova Scotia on February 19. Hunt (12-11-1, 1 NC) was knocked out by the vicious knees of Alistair Overem at UFC 209 earlier this month.
    Two Americans believed dead after Canadian avalanche

    Two Americans believed dead after Canadian avalanche

    Officials believe the duo were buried by the avalanche and search efforts being led by Parks Canada were underway Wednesday. Peters said the fly-over revealed the area in which the snowshoers were travelling had recently experienced an avalanche.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.