In an interview with France 24, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi accused President Obama of a lack of “will” in the fight against the Islamic State, and complained that Obama had failed to deliver the “massive air power” he had promised. Abadi further said that while he has not yet discussed Russian intervention in Iraq, he “would welcome” Russian airstrikes against ISIS in his country. From the interview:
France 24: Are you discussing with Russia the possibility of Russia striking in Iraq?
Abadi: Not yet, not yet.
France 24: But it’s a possibility?