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H.E. Prime Minister Adil Abd AL-Mahdi receives call from U.S. president Donald Trump







December - 31– 2019

His Excellency Prime Minister Adil Abd AL-Mahdi received call on 19:00 from U.S. president Donald Trump, Who inquired about the situation in Iraq and the developments surrounding the American embassy in Baghdad. His Excellency Prime Minister explained that it came after the traumatic recent events and that His Excellency had already been explained - two days ago - to the US Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper, the seriousness of its ramifications.
His Excellency Prime Minister clarified that the Iraqi security forces continue to fulfill their duty to protect the US embassy, other diplomatic missions and representations.
Speaking of the regional situation, His Excellency Prime Minister confirmed that the Iraqi government has always sought to maintain good relations with neighboring countries, including the Islamic Republic of Iran, as well as friendly western countries, led by the United States of America.
However, the situation deteriorated due to the differences between the two sides, and that Iraq wants to be a country of negotiation and calm to remove the danger of war from Iraq and everyone.
His Excellency Prime Minister stated to the American President: You said that you do not want war and we hear from the Iranian leaders a similar position. Iraq underscored the importance of negotiating or at least reaching realistic arrangements and agreements to calm down.

President Trump underscored his confidence in the importance of the role and leadership of Iraq and what it can play in this regard, the two Presidents agreed to keep direct lines open between them to follow up on the matter.
The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his assistant, David Hill, have called to follow up on the latest developments in the country.

Media Office of the Prime Minister
December - 31– 2019