(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) U.S. President Barack Obama called Wednesday the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, discussing the current situation in Iraq, the White House announced
The White House said in a statement "the two leaders discussed the current situation in Iraq, and the threat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) poses to the stability of Iraq and to the entire region." "They reaffirmed the need for Iraq's leaders to move expeditiously to form a new government capable of uniting all of Iraq's diverse communities," the statement added
Obama also "thanked the King for Saudi Arabia's pledge of USD 500 million dollars to help alleviate the suffering of all Iraqis who have been displaced by the violence," and also conveyed his best wishes on Ramadan
The White House noted that the two leaders "agreed to continue to consult closely on regional developments.