Statement from office of Prime Minister of Iraq today --
With these evident victories, we firmly deny the statements attributed to French President Mr. Francois Hollande about failure of our troops to achieve any victory. In addition to being incorrect, these statements are not at all suitable, as they will contribute to the psychological warfare against our troops, and will only serve the enemy, which considerably depends on terrorism and psychological warfare; therefore we call for accuracy and objectivity before making any such statements that are far from reality.
A long way from their cordial meeting on 12 September.
It might be worth asking the White House whether they agree with Hollande's assessment.