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Envoy says Iraq can't wait for US military aid
July 01, 2014, 05:00 AM The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Iraq's ambassador to the United States says his country turned to other nations for military support to fight a growing insurgency because Baghdad could wait no longer for additional aid from America.

Ambassador Lukman Faily said Tuesday it's likely Iraq will accept more assistance from Iran to face the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Iraq has also accepted air support from Russia.

But Faily said that Iraq desperately needs help from the U.S. to help turn the tide against ISIL, the Sunni extremist group that has seized a large chunk of territory. He called on the U.S. to launch targeted airstrikes against the insurgency.

So far, Washington has resisted airstrikes in Iraq but has not ruled them out.

Faily spoke at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington.

 

 

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