Doubts raised about Iraqi premier as US prepares new assistance to combat violent insurgency

  • by: LARA JAKES , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 12, 2014 - 12:15 AM

WASHINGTON — The United States is preparing to send new aid to Iraq to help slow a violent insurgent march that is threatening to take over the nation's north, officials said Wednesday. But the Obama administration offered only tepid support for Iraq's beleaguered prime minister, and U.S. lawmakers openly questioned whether he should remain in power.

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