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Tishwash: Washington provides $ 100 million in new projects in Iraq

US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker said Tuesday that his country has provided $ 100 million in aid to new projects in Iraq.

“The United States has provided about $ 2.5 billion to help the war organize ISIS,” Schenker said.
He added that “his country has provided assistance worth one hundred million dollars for new projects in Iraq,” pointing out that “Washington is helping to return the displaced people to their country.”  link

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Tishwash:  U.S.’s Pompeo urges Iraq’s prime minister to tackle protesters´ grievances

WASHINGTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to “exercise maximum restraint” and “address protesters’ grievances” after more than 100 people were killed in recent demonstrations, the State Department said on Tuesday.

“The secretary lamented the tragic loss of life over the past few days and urged the Iraqi government to exercise maximum restraint,” the department said in a statement.

Pompeo encouraged Abdul Mahdi “to take immediate steps to address the protesters’ grievances by enacting reforms and tackling corruption,” it said.

The U.S. statement said Pompeo and Abdul Mahdi spoke “recently.” (Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)   link

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