Obama: An additional $200m for Iraq

By John Lee.

The United States is to provide an additional $200 million (240 billion Iraqi dinars) in humanitarian aid to Iraq.

After a meeting with prime minister Haider Al-Abadi, President Obama said the United States has an obligation to help displaced families.

The pledge did not include new direct military assistance. Obama added:

"Any foreign assistance that is helping to defeat ISIL has to go through the Iraqi government ... That's how you respect Iraqi sovereignty."

(Source: USA Today, BBC)

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