BAGHDAD (AP) —
The top U.S. general’s talks with Iraq‘s prime minister included discussions about Syria, underscoring concerns that the civil war there risks destabilizing Iraq‘s own fragile security, the U.S. Embassy said Wednesday.
The previous day’s talks between U.S. ArmyGen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki touched on “regional and security issues, including the situation in Syria,” the embassy said.
The visit was Gen. Dempsey’s first to Iraq since American troops withdrew in December.