The State Department reveals details of what happened between Pompeo and Abdel-Mahdi

The State Department reveals details of what happened between Pompeo and Abdel-Mahdi

1/28/2020 12:33

The State Department reveals details of what happened between Pompeo and Abdel-Mahdi[Follow-up] Where did the
phone call that took place yesterday evening between Secretary Mike Pompeo and resigned Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, the US State Department revealed on Tuesday?
In a statement today, US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagos said, “Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo, in a telephone conversation with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, expressed anger at the continuing attacks by Iranian-backed groups on American facilities in Iraq, including the first attack on Sunday. “.

She added that “the missile attack on Sunday wounded one person,” noting that “Pompeo, reiterated that these attacks show a deliberate disregard for Iraqi sovereignty and a failure to restrain these dangerous armed groups.”

And she added, “The Minister indicated that we consider last night’s attack on the embassy an attempt to divert the attention of Iraq and the world away from the brutal repression of peaceful Iraqi protesters by Iran and its proxies.”

“Pompeo encouraged the Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, to preserve Iraqi sovereignty, and reaffirmed the United States’ permanent commitment to the Iraqi people, Washington’s willingness to discuss the scope of its forces in Iraq over time, and its desire for a strong and prosperous Iraq, as set out in our strategic agreement, the framework.” the couple”.

The media office of the Prime Minister confirmed in a statement yesterday, Monday, that “Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi received a phone call from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, during which he stressed the condemnation of the attacks that targeted the American embassy in Baghdad and reinforced the actions of the Iraqi forces responsible for protecting them and following up on investigations. And measures to prevent attacks on diplomatic missions and bring their perpetrators to justice. ”

The statement also said, “The American Secretary of State affirmed his country’s readiness to conduct serious discussions on the presence of foreign forces in Iraq and to cooperate to achieve Iraqi sovereignty.”

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