U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
March 6, 2019
The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke yesterday with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi. The Secretary reiterated the United States’ support for a strong, sovereign, and prosperous Iraq, as outlined in our bilateral Strategic Framework Agreement. The Secretary underlined his support for an Iraq open to the region and the rest of the world. The Secretary also emphasized our continued commitment to working with the Government of Iraq and the Iraqi Security Forces to ensure ISIS’s enduring defeat.