The US State Department announced on Friday that its minister, Mike Pompeo, has confirmed support for the Iraqi government’s efforts to restore Christians and minorities to their areas devastated by a militant organization during its invasion in mid-2014.
This came during a telephone conversation conducted by Pompeo with the new Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi.
The ministry said in a statement today that Pompeo “congratulated Abdul Mahdi on his official appointment as prime minister and his successful efforts to form a new government of Iraq.”
“The minister pledged to work closely with him to help his government achieve stability, security and prosperity for all Iraqis,” the statement said.
The statement added that Pompeo “confirmed his support for the government’s efforts to ensure security so that Christians and other minorities can return to the areas of their ancestors, which was destroyed in Iraq.”