U.S. says would review any Iraqi request for help in Tikrit

March 24, 2015 4:06 PM

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States would review any Iraqi request for assistance with its offensive to retake the city of Tikrit from Islamic State insurgents, the Pentagon said on Tuesday, describing the operation as "stalled."

"Certainly, if the Iraqis formally request U.S. assistance, we would take a look at that," Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steve Warren told a news briefing, declining to say whether Baghdad had already submitted such a request.

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