Air Force One is wheels up for North Dakota
Obama says this is going to take several days before he directs action on Iraq
Obama says US will have a better sense after the weekend about the situation on Iraq
Obama says will be watching situation in Iraq over next several days, and will consult with Congress on US action.
WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama
on Friday will make his first visit to an American Indian
reservation since entering the White House on a trip to unveil
new measures aimed at boosting education and economic
opportunities for indigenous people.
Obama and his wife, Michelle, will travel to the Standing
Rock Sioux Tribal Nation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, to show
the administration’s commitment to “upholding our strong and
crucial nation-to-nation relationship,” the White House said.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is not ruling out air strikes to assist the Iraqi government fight a growing radical Islamist insurgency, President Barack Obama said on Thursday, raising the possibility of the first American military intervention in Iraq since the end of the U.S.-led war.
Obama was asked whether Washington would consider drone strikes to combat violence that threatens to break up the country. “Iraq is going to need more help. It’s going to need more help from us, and it’s going to need more help from the international community,” he said.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Thursday he is looking at all options to help the Iraqi government face down a growing insurgency from radical Islamists and does not rule out military strikes to bring security to the country.
“My team is working around the clock to identify how we can provide the most effective assistance to (Iraq),” he told reporters in the Oval Office.