Hood, Chargé d'Affaires of the US Embassy in Baghdad, affirmed that the US
will continue partnership with the Iraqi security forces by providing training
and equipment and continuing joint work.
"The United States is very confident in the determination of the Iraqi security forces to protect the Iraqi people," Hood said during a meeting with national security adviser Faleh al-Fayadh, adding that Iraq is one of the most prominent strategic partners to the US.
Hood affirmed the presence of a strong, stable and sovereign Iraqi government.