Obama under pressure to detail Iraq strategy, will meet with Hill leaders

June 17, 2014 8:18 PM

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Obama under pressure to detail Iraq strategy, will meet with Hill leaders

President Obama is facing growing pressure from Congress to detail his strategy for addressing the spiraling violence in Iraq, after he pledged on the South Lawn last Friday that he'd review ways to assist the fragile and threatened Iraqi government.

The president plans to meet on Wednesday with top Capitol Hill leaders to discuss the crisis. A White House official said the meeting would be "part of his ongoing consultations with congressional leadership on foreign policy issues, including the situation in Iraq."

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