Wicker visits Mideast during recess

By NEMS Daily Journal

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., traveled during the Easter congressional recess to the Middle East and Europe for top-level meetings to assess terrorism and nuclear threats.
Wicker’s office announced this week he and others in Congress met with the vice president of Yemen, CENTCOM Cmdr. Gen. David Petraeus, NATO leaders, and other senior U.S. military and embassy officials.
In Qatar, the lawmakers met with U.S. Embassy officials and visited CENTCOM’s headquarters in Doha. CENTCOM Cmdr. Gen. David Petraeus briefed the delegation via teleconference, discussing future nuclear threats and counterterrorism efforts in the region.
The delegation also traveled to Yemen to meet with Yemini Vice President Abd al-Rab Mansur al-Hadi and U.S. military and embassy officials to discuss combating al-Qaida threats in the Arabian Peninsula and ongoing efforts.
For the remainder of the trip, the lawmakers conducted official visits with leaders of allied NATO nations focusing on nuclear proliferation and modernization, the spread of radical Islam in Western Europe, and counterterrorism efforts.