Obama will revise Iraq withdrawal if violence spikes: lawmaker | world | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Dec 05, 2016-Monday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Obama will revise Iraq withdrawal if violence spikes: lawmaker

world Updated: Feb 27, 2009 08:54 IST

AFP
Highlight Story

President Barack Obama promised the Congress late on Thursday that he would "revisit" his plan to withdraw US combat forces from Iraq by August 2010 if violence there worsens, a US lawmaker said.

"He assured me that he will revisit his plan if the situation on the ground deteriorates and violence increases," Representative John McHugh, the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, said in a statement.

Obama's pledge came during talks at the White House that also included Vice President Joe Biden, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, said McHugh.

Obama was expected to unveil the plan near midday on Friday.