Iraqi PM Discusses US Withdrawal from Syria with Pompeo

PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi. Credit: LaGrandeOurs

(From Reuters)

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi that the U.S. is still committed to fighting Islamic State in Iraq and other areas despite its planned troop withdrawal from Syria, Abdul Mahdi’s office said on Saturday. . . .

Abdul-Mahd and Pompeo also discussed Washington’s decision to extend for 90 days a waiver granted to Iraq from sanctions against Iran that would allow Baghdad to keep importing Iranian gas that is critical for Iraqi power production.

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