Obama applauds nomination of new Iraqi PM as "step forward"

August 11, 2014 11:58 PM

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Obama applauds nomination of new Iraqi PM as "step forward"

The Iraq Crisis: As it happens

CHILMARK Mass. (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday Iraq had taken "a promising step forward" in designating a new prime minister, vowing to step up support for a new Iraqi government in a widening conflict that his administration had hoped to avoid.

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