Washington to discuss Iraq aid with Gulf allies

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, pictured on April 5, 2016, will attend a Gulf Cooperation Council ministerial meetingThe United States and its Gulf allies will discuss providing economic aid to oil-rich Iraq, US defence chief Ashton Carter said Monday, as low global crude prices and ongoing conflict batter Baghdad’s economy. Carter was speaking on a trip to India before heading to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia Saturday, where he will attend a Gulf Cooperation Council ministerial meeting ahead of a GCC summit that will include President Barack Obama.

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