John Kerry thanks Australia for its military commitment to Iraq

September 20, 2014 2:48 AM

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New York: Addressing the United Nations Security Council the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, has singled out Australia for thanks for its commitment of forces to combat Islamic State militants in Iraq.

"We are particularly appreciative of the extent of Australia's commitment from obviously so far away, it is very meaningful and important and we thank you for you leadership," he said during the meeting on Friday, also attended by Australia's Foreign Affairs Minister, Julie Bishop.

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