US: Let's Give the New Iraqi Government Weapons Faster!

To fight ISIS


Iraq's post-Nouri al-Maliki government is likely to receive accelerated shipments of missiles, guns and ammunition, according to US officials.

Internal deliberations are said to continue within the Obama administration over the details and scope of a defense aid package to a yet-unformed successor government led by Haider al-Abadi, who will inherit a country under assault from the army of the Islamic State (Isis).

A State Department official said the administration has been "looking to see what we can accelerate", adding that much depends on the composition of a new Iraqi government.