Warning of serious effects on Iraq because of “postponement” of Abdul Mahdi’s visit to Washington

Warning of serious effects on Iraq because of “postponement” of Abdul Mahdi’s visit to Washington

2019/07/15 15:25

Warning of serious effects on Iraq because of postponement of Abdul Mahdis visit to WashingtonBaghdad today – Baghdad

On Monday, July 15, 2019, Hazem Khalidi, deputy of the National Policy Bloc, postponed the visit of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to the United States of America, according to Tserapat, an “extraordinary decision”.

Khalidi said in an interview singled out by (Baghdad today), that “Abdul Mahdi, demanding the issuance of a statement explaining the reasons for postponing his visit to Washington,” noting that “the postponement decision is unusual and raises a lot of questions that need to hear the position of Abdul Mahdi.”

“The postponement of the visit will have serious negative effects on the country,” he said.

The press sources said, “The White House canceled or postponed the visit of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, which was scheduled to take place on (22 July) to another notice, because of what the US administration Tsueva by Abdul Mahdi, achieving the desire of the US administration In resolving the crowd and dissolving it in the armed forces. ”

On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, Abdul Mahdi said he would visit Washington and Tehran to discuss the situation in the region.

“We will have a visit to Washington and Tehran to discuss the situation in the region,” Abdul Mahdi said at the weekly press conference.

He added: “We moved towards calm to spare Iraq the consequences of sanctions on Tehran.”

He stressed: “We showed our view on the issue of sanctions, and was supposed to be lifted … If this continues we may reach an escalation that harms everyone.”

Relations between the United States and Iran have escalated in recent months as Washington imposed economic sanctions on Iran, including its oil sector, and sent a group of warships to the Gulf region for “Iranian threats” to US forces and allies, according to US officials.

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