Pompeo reveals two reasons for the US-Iraqi dialogue
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed that the “strategic dialogue” between the United States and Iraq will start Thursday.
Pompeo revealed in a separate press conference that his assistant for political affairs David Hill will head the US delegation, which will include representatives of the ministries of defense, energy, treasury and several agencies.
“With new risks looming, especially the Covid-19 pandemic, deteriorating oil prices and a large budget deficit, it is essential that the United States and Iraq meet as strategic partners to prepare a plan for moving forward that notes the common interest of both of our countries,” the US secretary of state said.
(Baghdad: Al Furat News) This afternoon, the strategic dialogue between Iraq and the United States of America was launched via video technology due to the Corona pandemic.
Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi announced that the dialogue that will start today between Iraq and America will depend on the opinion of the religious authority, parliament and the need for Iraq.
“We do not want Iraq to be a zone of conflict, but peace.”
The dialogue, which will be a series of meetings between senior American and Iraqi officials, aims to put all aspects of the US-Iraqi relationship at the dialogue table. Source