Pompeo is visiting eight countries in the Middle East and visiting Baghdad isĀ uncertain

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to eight countries in the Middle East next week, the State Department said.

The US State Department confirmed in a statement that Pompeo will begin his eight-day visit on January 8 to Jordan, Egypt, Bahrain, the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait for talks focused mainly on the files of Yemen, Syria and Iran.

The US foreign ministry statement did not specify whether Pompeo would visit Iraq during his Middle East tour, despite the announcement by the White House and the Iraqi Foreign Ministry earlier of a planned visit by the US Secretary of State to Baghdad this month. Source

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