WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama phoned Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday to discuss the US commitment to work with Baghdad's new government to help it fight Islamic State militants, the White House said.
"The president and the prime minister agreed on the importance of having the new government quickly take concrete steps to address the aspirations and legitimate grievances of the Iraqi people," the White House
said in a statement.
"The prime minister expressed his commitment to work with all communities in Iraq
as well as regional and international partners to strengthen Iraq
's capabilities to fight against this common enemy," the White House