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Readout of Secretary of Defense Ash Carter's Meeting with Iraqi Council of Representatives Speaker Salim Jabouri


Secretary of Defense Ash Carter met with Iraqi Council of Representatives Speaker Salim Jabouri and a delegation of Iraqi Parliamentarians at the Pentagon to discuss progress to date in the fight against ISIL including deepening engagement with the Sunni tribal fighters at Taqaddam and legislation to promote reconciliation including the passage of a National Guard law.

Secretary Carter and Speaker Jabouri reaffirmed our commitment to work together - by, with, and through the Government of Iraq - to deliver a lasting defeat to ISIL.