Arabic | Kurdish



U.S. pledges further 200 million in support of Iraq, Syria

2018/02/13 | 11:25

(Iraq Now News)-

U.S.

Secretary of State Rex W.

Tillerson

Kuwait (Iraqinews.com) – U.S.

Secretary of State Rex W.

Tillerson has pledged another $200 million to restore security in Iraq and Syria following the defeat of Islamic State there.

Speaking at an anti-Islamic State coalition ministerial meeting, which kicked off in Kuwait early on Tuesday, Tillerson stressed the importance of providing necessary support for attaining stability in the two countries.

So far, 95 percent of Iraqi and Syrian territories have been liberated from the Islamic State group, Baghdad Today news website quoted the top U.S.

diplomat as saying.

He also stressed his country’s support for efforts exerted by the U.S.-led anti-IS international coalition to support Iraq’s stability and reconstruction.

Tillerson further warned that IS might turn into a rebel movement in Libya, Afghanistan and the Philippines.

The meeting involving the 74-member alliance is part of efforts to up the fight against terrorism and examine a strategy the coalition has concocted in its battle against IS.

It will be divided into two sessions, with the first tackling the fight against IS and the second examining anti-terrorism efforts.

The meeting is also part of a series of international conferences that took place in order to build a formal coalition to destroy the IS, which had taken over large portions of Syria and Iraq in 2014.

Note: The post (U.S. pledges further 200 million in support of Iraq, Syria) appeared first on (Iraq News Today) and do not necessarily reflect the position of IraqNow.news.
You can read the original text from the source (Iraq News Today).










Trending Now


⋙ Nikki Haley Says U.S. Will Say ‘No‘ to Ending Golan Heights Occupation as Per UN Resolution

⋙ Senate rejects bid to block arms sales to Bahrain

⋙ German-Kurdish singer Hozan Cane jailed in Turkey on ‘terror’ charge

⋙ Mohammed bin Salman and Khashoggi: The crown prince‘s dilemma

⋙ European Army Cannot be Alternative to NATO - Chief Jens Stoltenberg Says

Videos - Photos

⋙ Arab League holds emergency meeting over Gaza in Cairo (video)

⋙ Thousands protest in Lahore over acquittal of Christian woman in blasphemy case (video)

⋙ Syrian President meets with liberated Sweida hostages (photo)


ISIS News

⋙ Arab League holds emergency meeting over Gaza in Cairo (video)

⋙ Thousands protest in Lahore over acquittal of Christian woman in blasphemy case (video)

⋙ Hashd al-Shaabi guards Iraq-Syria border against ISIS incursion

⋙ Kirkuk's governor belongs to ISIS: Hewitt

⋙ ISIS on Point of Defeat in North Syria - U.S. Diplomat

⋙ Hundreds of ISIS fighters ‘trying to cross into Iraq from Syria’

⋙ Hundreds of ISIS terrorists trying to cross into Iraq from Syria