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