NATO Secretary General statement on the situation in Iraq
I welcome the decision by the Iraqi President Fouad Massoum to nominate Mr. Haider Al Abadi as Prime Minister-Designate of Iraq. This represents an important step in the constitutional process towards the formation of a new government. I encourage the designated Prime Minister and all Iraqi political leaders to work towards the swift formation of an inclusive government that represents the legitimate interests and aspirations of all Iraqis.
Forming such an inclusive government is essential in defeating the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, which represents a threat to the security and stability of the region as a whole. At this challenging time, NATO remains committed to its partnership with Iraq.