Remarks With Iraqi Council of Representatives Speaker Salim al-Jabouri Before Their Meeting

Remarks
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Baghdad, Iraq
September 10, 2014


SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Let me just say that the speaker played a very key role and we’re very grateful to the members of the Council of Representatives, all of whom helped to move the government forward in difficult circumstances, and we’re very appreciative for your leadership. Thank you.

MR. AL-JABOURI: Thank you very much. (Via interpreter) Thank you very much, Mr. Secretary. I would like to extend my gratitude and thanks to the U.S. for its support of the political process in Iraq. We are before a very critical and sensitive period in the history of Iraq. We are very hopeful and we also hope that we will be able to defeat terrorist organizations and also establish democracy in Iraq.

SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you.

MR. AL-JABOURI: Thank you.

SECRETARY KERRY: Appreciate it.