The American Ambassador: We will continue to support the Iraqi government to overcome the current challenges



The US ambassador

Qassem Al-Araji

2020-09-28 06:28

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Shafaq News / The National Security Adviser, Qassem Al-Araji met, on Monday, with the American ambassador in Baghdad, Matthew Tueller. 

During the meeting, they discussed strengthening joint cooperation between Iraq and the United States of America in all fields, and ways to develop the growing relationship between Baghdad and Washington, according to a statement by the Al-Araji office.

The American ambassador affirmed his country’s continued support for the Iraqi government in the areas of security and combating terrorism, and assistance in overcoming current challenges. 

For his part, Al-Araji indicated to the US ambassador that the current stage must witness more stability and calm for the region and the world to enjoy security and stability.

Yesterday, Sunday, the Washington Post, quoting a diplomat, revealed that America may close the embassy in Baghdad for ninety days a day, in the wake of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo secretly warning Iraq that his country will close its embassy in Baghdad if the Iraqi government does not move to stop the attacks of the supported factions. From Tehran to US interests.

Meanwhile, the US State Department accused Iranian-backed groups of carrying out the bombing of the Green Zone in the capital, Baghdad.

A Foreign Ministry spokesman said in a special statement to Shafaq News, that the missile strikes targeting our embassy in Baghdad by Iranian-backed groups also pose a threat to the Iraqi government and the neighboring diplomatic missions, in addition to the residents of the international-green zone and the surrounding areas.

“While the United States is working to secure financial support for Iraq from the international community and various private sector companies, the presence of outlaw militias backed by Iran remains the biggest single deterrent to additional investment in Iraq,” he stressed.

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