(QNA) – met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi with Chuck Hagel, US Secretary of Defense, who is visiting Iraq. During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations as well as security developments in Iraq under the military campaign, the international coalition led by Washington against al Daash.
He asked Abadi, intensify air strikes targeting sites (Daash), and provide more weapons and equipment for Iraqi forces fighting organization on the ground.
Ebadi said that the Iraqi forces are making great progress on the ground, but they need more air power and heavy weapons. It is noteworthy that the US defense secretary, after arriving in Baghdad, met with Iraqi President Fuad Masum, and discussed with him the developments in the security situation in Iraq and issues of common interest.