The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi. The Secretary reiterated the United States’ support for a strong, sovereign, and prosperous Iraq, as outlined in our bilateral Strategic Framework Agreement. The Secretary underlined his support for Iraq forging closer ties to neighboring Arab states. The Secretary also emphasized our continued commitment to working with the Government of Iraq and the Iraqi Security Forces to ensure ISIS’s enduring defeat.