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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Iraq on Wednesday to reassure US troops and Iraqi leaders about his country’s withdrawal from Syria.
He held meetings with Iraqi President Barham Salih, Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, Parliament Speaker Mohammed Halabousi and Iraqi Prime Minister Ali al-Hakim, during which he reiterated Washington’s commitment to Iran as the biggest threat to regional security.
The Arab media quoted an Iraqi source familiar with anonymity, said that “is likely to discuss Pompeo during the visit, three prominent files are the United States sanctions on Iran, especially after Iraq again requested exemption from sanctions in respect of gas and electricity, and file The US military presence in Iraq, while the third file will be the stabilization of Iraqi cities liberated from the organization of a preacher, and the program of rehabilitation and ensure that the return of violence to it.
Pompeo’s visit to Iraq was not announced on his tour schedule in the Middle East.
Pompeo’s visit to Iraq came on the second day of a tour of the region, including Jordan, Egypt, Bahrain, Qatar, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman.