September 10, 2014 / 8:49 PM / in 3 years

Obama authorizes $25 million in immediate military aid to Iraq: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama authorized $25 million in “immediate military assistance” on Wednesday for the Iraqi government and Kurdistan Regional Government to help with military education and training, according to a memorandum posted on the White House website.

U.S. President Barack Obama answers a question at a news conference at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales September 5, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Doina Chiacu

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