Rhodeau – Arbil
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi discussed with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson the developments in the battle to restore Mosul and the political and security situation in the region.
According to the media office of the Iraqi Prime Minister, in a statement seen by the network Rowoudao media, “Abadi received on Friday evening, a telephone call from US Secretary of State Rex Tilerson.”
He added that “Tilerson congratulated Abadi on the successes achieved in the battle of liberating Mosul and the political and diplomatic success of the regional opening on Iraq.” He also reviewed the results of the recent visit to Saudi Arabia, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Kuwait.
Abadi pointed to “the clear Iraqi vision to distance the region from the specter of conflict and war, and to strive to confirm the cultural and historical, and the development of economic interests between the peoples of the region and their countries.”
Abadi stressed that “all domestic and foreign efforts should be directed to focus on eliminating the terrorist gangs and not being dragged into side battles.”
“The importance of benefiting from the successful experience of cooperation between the army and Peshmerga in the battles of liberating Mosul,” Abbadi stressed, “the need to unite positions and mobilize international efforts to strengthen the financial situation, economic and state institutions.”
For his part, Tillerson agreed “with this trend and stressed that the United States will remain focused on fighting the Da’ash,” praising the “balanced Iraqi positions of regional crises and problems, and the importance of Iraq’s role in the stability of the region and cooperation between its countries.”
The US Secretary of State reiterated his country’s position not to support the planned referendum in Kurdistan and the need to focus efforts to cooperate with the central government to meet the challenges of stability and reconstruction after the completion of liberation battles.