"In Baghdad, Rood met with Prime Minister [Adel] Abd-al-Mahdi to reiterate the United States’ commitment to Iraq’s security and sovereignty, and its support to the people of Iraq," Gleason said.
Rood also met with Iraq's Defence Minister Najah al-Shammary and reaffirmed the importance of cooperation in the fight against the Daesh* terrorist group, the Pentagon spokesperson added.
In Erbil, Rood met with Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Nechirvan Barzani and KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani. He reaffirmed Pentagon's support to the Peshmerga and to their close partnership in the long-term battle against Daesh*, Gleason said.
*Daesh (also known as IS/ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State) is a terrorist group banned in Russia