US says fully supports Iraqi president

Updated: 2014-08-11 11:15


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US says fully supports Iraqi president

Staff Sgt. Daniel Leavindofske, 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron ramp team chief and Senior Airman David Babcock, air transportation journeyman, assist with loading bundles of halal meals on to a C-17 Globemaster III for a humanitarian airdrop mission over Iraq at a base in the US Central Command area of responsibility on August 9, 2014 and released on August 10, 2014.[Photo/Agencies]

WASHINGTON - The US State Department said on Sunday that the United States fully supports President Fuad Masum in his role as guarantor of the Iraqi Constitution.

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The United States is closely monitoring the situation in Iraq and is in touch with Iraqi leaders, according to a statement of the US State Department.

"We reaffirm our support for a process to select a Prime Minister who can represent the aspirations of the Iraqi people by building a national consensus and governing in an inclusive manner," the statement said.

"We reject any effort to achieve outcomes through coercion or manipulation of the constitutional or judicial process," it added.

According to the satement, the United States stands ready to support a new and inclusive government, particularly in the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

"We believe such a new and inclusive government is the best way to unify the country against ISIL, and to enlist the support of other countries in the region and international community." the statement added.