Fri, Jan 10, 2020
January - 10– 2019
His Excellency Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi received a call from US Secretary of States Mike Pompeo on the latest developments and the desire of various parties to prevent escalation and go to open war.
His Excellency Prime Minister confirmed that Iraq refused and rejected all operations that violate its sovereignty, including the recent operation that targeted Ain Al-Assad and Erbil. Iraq is making unremitting efforts and contacting all parties to prevent it from turning into a battlefield. His Excellency also asked the US Secretary of State to send delegates to Iraq to lay down the mechanisms for implementing the House’s decision to withdraw forces safely from Iraq,
Iraq is keen to keep the best relations with its neighbors and friends in the international community and to protect foreign representations and interests and all those present on Iraqi soil, and that its priorities are limited to combating terrorism, Daesh and violence on the one hand, The reconstruction of Iraq, achieving economic growth, protecting the country’s sovereignty, independence, national unity, achieving security and stability for Iraq and the region on the other hand.
His Excellency Prime Minister also indicated to the US Secretary of State that there are American forces entering Iraq and American drones flying in his sky without permission from the Iraqi government, This is in violation of the agreements in force, and the US Secretary promised to follow up on the matter and affirmed his country's respect for the sovereignty of Iraq.
The two parties also underscored the importance of sustaining the development of the relationship between the two countries.
Media Office of the Prime Minister
January -10– 2020
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