U.S. says Iraq's PM in 'strong position' amid political unrest

Reuters News
Posted: May 02, 2016 2:51 PM

STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi is in a strong position despite political unrest in Iraq, thanks in part to his battlefield successes and his commitment to a multi-sectarian state, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Monday.

"He seems to be in a very strong position. Obviously we support him strongly because of what he stands for," Carter told reporters traveling with him shortly before landing in Germany.

(Writing by Phillip Stewart, editing by Larry King)