Those will be the guidelines. We also would note that there are already a significant group of programs in place under the strategic framework agreement, and we, with a new government in place, would absolutely look to provide additional options, and we would consider those options for sure in an effort to strengthen an effort. Let me be very clear we have always wanted an inclusive, participatory government that represents the interests of Shia, Kurd, Sunni, minorities, all Iraqis. Thats the goal. And our hope is that when there is a new government, we will all of us in the international community be able to work with them in order to guarantee that outstanding issues that have just stood there absolutely frozen for years now, like the oil revenue law or the constitutional reform, all of these things need to be resolved, and that will really determine the road ahead. Now with respect to the Kurds, we welcome increased coordination and support between the Iraqi security forces and the Kurdish forces. That is taking place right now. Its quite unique, and we think thats a signal of a growing potential for cooperation between Baghdad and Erbil. So as weve said last week, ISIL has secured certain heavy weaponry, and the Kurds need additional arms, and what is happening now is through the government in Baghdad, some of that assistance is being provided directly to the Kurds. I think that raises as many questions about the possibility of greater cooperation as it does with the possibility of further efforts for separation. What I do know is from my own meetings with President Barzani recently, he is very committed to this transition in Baghdad, in Iraq, in the government. He is committed to trying to be a force for a strong federal government that works for all Iraqis, and thats the only subject on the table at this point in time. QUESTION: Secretaries, Ministers, Greg Jennett from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. This is to any or all of you, but perhaps starting with you, Secretary Kerry. Following on from that question on Iraq and noting that you dont want to get into details, but that stabilizing security is an option that the U.S. is prepared to explore with the government there, what are the circumstances in which the U.S. could look to allies, including Australia, to support security with further military commitments, if you could outline at least the parameters in which you would start that conversation. And also on homecoming jihadists from the Middle East, what is the shared approach? Practically, what sort of initiatives are we talking about? As this things before prosecution, after incarceration, before interrogation, is there any example of the types of actions youd like to see the world take jointly?
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Remarks With Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, and Australian Minister of Defense David Johnston
WE ARE ALL BROTHERS AND SISTERS YOU KNOW WE ALL HELP EACH OTHER AND -- A LOT BETTER THAN REALLY TO GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE. ONE OF HER SONS VOL TIERCE WITH THE RED CROSS. SHE FEELS A CONNECTION TO EVERYONE WHO DONATES KNOWING HOW MUCH THAT DONATION OF MEAN TO THE PERSON WHO WILL RECEIVE IT. AND I CAN'T STRESS WHETHER IT IS A CAR ACCIDENT, CHILDBIRTH. MEDICAL PROBLEM. DETROIT - What started as an ordinary day for Fadwa Fawez suddenly turned into the fight of her life. In 2001, the mother of two from Dearborn was on the job as a nurse in an intensive care unit when she passed out. When I came to, I started vomiting large amounts of blood, Fawez said. Quick Clicks She was suffering from massive internal bleeding, and doctors didnt know why. When I was taken to surgery, it was kind of a last-ditch effort, Fawez said. A blood vessel in her stomach had burst. Surgeons were able to stop the bleeding, but she underwent multiple blood transfusions to survive. She recovered, and thought the whole ordeal was behind her. Then, 11 years later, the same thing happened. We were actually out, me and my coworkers on our Christmas lunch, and I passed out, Fawez said. It was even a worse bleed than the first time and apparently the artery was even larger, and because it's an arterial bleed, it's spurting blood and so, as they're putting it in, I'm losing it. Again, Fawez needed a massive amount of donated blood. She went through an entire blood drives stock, 65 units of blood and blood products. I remember thinking, Oh, my God. Where did they get all this blood from? And Im only one patient in the hospital, Fawez said. She pulled through and was even able to celebrate Christmas with her two sons. They insisted, on Christmas Day, to bring the gifts to the hospital. So we had Christmas Day in the hospital, Fawez said. The grateful mother knows that without the gift of donated blood, she never would have lived to see the holiday. It gave me my life.
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