US and Western officials say Washington has no plan to allocate money to the reconstruction of Iraq, ravaged by the war against the Takfiri Daesh terror group, at an upcoming international fund-raising conference in Kuwait.
The officials told Reuters on Thursday that Washington does not plan to contribute any money at the conference in Kuwait next week to fund the rebuilding of the war-ridden country.
“Absolutely nothing,” said a Western official, who was speaking on condition of anonymity, when asked whether Washington would announce any financial contributions at the conference to fund long-term reconstruction projects.
A US official also said, “We are not planning to announce anything” at the conference, which will be attended by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
The official, however, said Tillerson could still decide closer to the time to announce a contribution.
Commenting on the issue, State Department spokeswoman Heather…