Home > News > World
Saturday June 21, 2014 MYT 2:02:29 AM
Saturday June 21, 2014 MYT 2:03:53 AM
DUBAI, June 20 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's plan to send military advisers to Iraq to help Baghdad counter Sunni Islamist militants shows the United States is not serious about fighting terrorism, an Iranian official was quoted by official media as saying on Friday.
“Obama’s recent remarks showed that the White House lacks serious will for confronting terrorism in Iraq and the region,” the official IRNA news agency reported Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian as saying.
Iraqi forces were massing north of Baghdad on Friday, aiming to strike back at Sunni Islamists whose offensive towards the capital prompted the U.S. decision to dispatch military advisers to stiffen government resistance.
(Reporting by William Maclean; Editing by Mark Heinrich)
"Credible military threat" needed to stop Iran nuclear drive - Netanyahu
How the U.S. made its Putin problem worse
Modi takes tea, but no questions, in first press event as PM
China's top graft-buster says fight will never end
Greece's anti-bailout party leads conservatives in latest poll
Ebola death toll tops 4,900 as virus spreads - WHO
Oscar de la Renta: The All-American fashion legend
WHO: Ebola cases cross 10,000 mark, fatality rate close to 50%
US$100mil Ebola pledge from Microsoft co-founder Allen
Hiking haven: The Ricketts Glen State Park in northeastern Pennsylvania
Italian football in danger of dying, says Juve president
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)