Sources: Abdul Mahdi rejected the US ambassador’s request to meet Trump at the base of Al-Assad

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Political sources said on Thursday that Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi refused to meet US President Donald Trump at the base of Ain al-Assad in Anbar province.

The US ambassador met with Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi on Wednesday morning and informed him of the date of the US president’s arrival at the base and asked him to meet with him, the sources said.

“Abdul Mahdi said he had to go to the base of Ain al-Assad in return for Trump’s arrival in Baghdad and not to address the sanctions against Iran,” he said, pointing out that the US ambassador had refused to bring Trump to Baghdad for security reasons.

She said Abdul-Mahdi told the American ambassador that he would not accept Trump at the base.

The US president arrived in Ain al-Assad in Anbar province on Wednesday for a surprise visit.

The visit sparked a stir in political circles and on social networking sites because of Trump’s violation of Iraq’s sovereignty.

The Iraqi parliament has announced its intention to convene an emergency session to discuss Trump’s visit to Iraq.


Abadi: Trump’s visit in this way will harm the Iraqi-US relations


Editorial date: 2018/12/27 13:17
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Former Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi expressed his rejection of US President Donald Trump’s visit to Iraq yesterday, which he described as “disproportionate to diplomatic norms and relations with sovereign states” and “damaging Iraqi-US relations.”
He said in a statement , his office received by the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of it today , “that” the achievements and victories achieved by Iraq and its people and the mighty men of fighters will remain a major milestone dazzles the whole world and through Iraq to impose its position in the region and the world and is not permissible to return them back. ” 
He said “Dealing with Iraq and its sovereignty in this way will harm the Iraqi-US relations, and the countries of the region and the world must realize that a strong and sovereign Iraq is in the interests of security and stability in the region and the world.” 
Abadi said that “the interest requires supporting Iraq to strengthen its unity, security, prosperity and sovereignty.”

Trump: Two visits to Iraq have been canceled for fear of Melania


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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump on Wednesday admitted security concerns accompanied his visit to Iraq, expressing “deep sorrow” for his need for all this secrecy to meet US troops there. 

On a surprise visit to Iraq after many criticisms of his refusal to visit US troops abroad, Trump said he was worried about the trip “when I heard what you had to go through.” 

“I had concerns about the presidency, not about me personally,” said Trump, who was accompanied by his wife Melania on his trip. 

Trump, who left Washington overnight in a lighted plane, indicated the cancellation of two previous “visits” after news leaked out. 

“It’s very sad when you spend $ 7 trillion in the Middle East that it takes you to go there with all this enormous secrecy, the aircraft around you, the world’s greatest equipment, and everything to do it safely,” he said. 

Trump’s trip came after his surprise decision to withdraw US troops from Syria on the pretext of defeating an oppressive organization, and that the United States spends a lot on foreign interventions.,15700023,15700124,15700186,15700191,15700201,15700237,15700242,15700248&usg=ALkJrhgYc7XGfyIjVVplcEn7hw0uOIQ_GA

White House: US Secretary of State will visit Baghdad soon before the arrival of Abdul Mahdi to Washington

Policy    2018/12/27 08:41  67    Editor: aab

Baghdad today – follow-up

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi soon in Baghdad, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Thursday (December 27th, 2018).

“US President Donald Trump has called on the Iraqi prime minister to visit the White House and the latter has agreed to that,” Sanders told reporters in Germany, where US President Donald Trump arrived from Iraq.

“US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with the Iraqi prime minister in Baghdad on January 11 before the latter comes to Washington,” she said.

Sanders announced on Wednesday (December 26, 2018) the approval of Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi for an invitation to visit Washington, presented by the US president, after the latter arrived at the base and met with American soldiers.

US President Donald Trump’s surprise visit to his country’s troops in Iraq sparked mixed reactions, including his refusal to visit and what he saw as an opportunity to criticize the three presidencies.

The US president has spent more than three hours in Iraq, where he is visiting for the first time since he took office, to congratulate US troops in Iraq on New Year’s Day, renewing talk about moving US forces between Iraq and Syria, and how it will be doomed.

Sanders said in a brief statement that “US President Donald Trump spoke by telephone with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and invited him to the White House,” adding that “Abdul Mahdi accepted the invitation.”

Melanie Trump accompanied the American president on his visit, “indicating that” his plane landed at the base of the military eye of Assad