Editing Date: 12/9/2019 21:13
(Baghdad: Al Furat News) President of the Republic Barham Salih received, on Monday evening, a phone call from Vice President of the United States of America Michael Pence.
A presidential statement, received by the agency (Al Furat News), said that “during the phone call, the current situation in Iraq and the region in general was discussed, as well as a discussion of ways to develop bilateral relations in a manner that enhances joint cooperation between the two countries.”
Vice President Pence affirmed his support for the stability of Iraq, the aspirations of the Iraqis for reform and peace, and the renunciation of violence, noting “the importance of respecting and protecting the will of the Iraqis and their choices away from external interference.”
President Saleh affirmed, “Ensuring that solutions to the current conditions are in response to the Iraqi national decision away from external interference, by peaceful means, in a manner that preserves security and injects blood and helps in upholding the rule of law and the state, preserves the right to expression and peaceful protest, and promotes addressing all attempts to interfere in the country’s internal affairs.” And tampering with his security. ”
The President of the Republic stressed the need to renounce violence, maintain the peace of the popular movement, and preserve the right of the people of the country to express their aspirations and demands in a manner befitting a democratic state, while emphasizing the support of the security and military establishment to carry out its national duty to preserve the lives of citizens and property and prevent violations and transgression of citizens and security Year.
The President and the American Vice President also recalled the memory of liberating the city of Mosul, the sacrifices of Iraqis in the face of terrorism, the role of the United States and the international coalition and its support for Iraq in the war on terrorism, and stressed the importance of reconstructing destroyed cities, the return of the displaced and ensuring the coexistence of religious and national components and their unity to confront extremism .is over