Mon, Oct 5, 2020
Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received a phone call from US Secretary of State Mr. Micheal Pompeo on Friday evening, 2/10/2020, and the conversation focused on the bilateral relations and ties between the two countries, and the US administration’s initial decision to withdraw the embassy from Baghdad.
The Minister expressed concern about this decision, despite it being a sovereign decision on the US side, but may lead to results that are not in the interest of the Iraqi people.
The Minister also confirmed that the Iraqi government has taken a number of security, organizational, political, and diplomatic measures to stop the attacks on the Green Zone and the airport, and there will be tangible positive results in the near future.
The US Secretary emphasized that US-Iraqi relations are important for both sides.
The two sides discussed various future possibilities for the status of diplomatic missions in Baghdad, and the US Secretary of State promised to take what was discussed into consideration, and the two sides stressed the importance of continuing to exchange views and communicate in order to find solutions to this crisis.
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