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Hagel, French Defense Minister Le Drian Discuss Iraq

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WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel discussed the situation in Iraq by phone today with French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. 

Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby issued a statement after the call saying Hagel "provided an update on the situation in Iraq, to include the political dynamics in Baghdad and a general sense of the security environment."  

Both also discussed defense cooperation in Africa as well as preparations for the upcoming NATO summit in Wales in September, agreeing to speak again soon, Kirby said.