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Pompeo meets Iraq PM in Baghdad

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7Dnews London

Tue, 07 May 2019 21:19 GMT

 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced visit to Baghdad on Tuesday, May 7th, and met with the Iraqi prime minister after telling reporters the United States was concerned about Iraqi sovereignty because of increasing Iranian activity., reported Reuters.

"I wanted to go to Baghdad to speak with the leadership there, to assure them that we stood ready to continue to ensure that Iraq is a sovereign, independent nation," Pompeo told reporters en route to Baghdad to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi.

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