Biden to host Iraq’s prime minister at White House on July 26

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U.S. President Joe Biden will host Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi at the White House on July 26, the White House mentioned on Friday.(*26*)

The go to will spotlight the strategic partnership between the 2 nations and advance bilateral cooperation below a 2008 settlement that ruled the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki mentioned.(*26*)

Psaki listed areas of shared curiosity akin to power and well being and mentioned Biden appeared ahead to strengthening cooperation with Iraq on “security issues to include joint efforts to ensure the enduring defeat” of the Islamic State militant group.(*26*)

Psaki made no reference to Iran, which workout routines affect in neighboring Iraq by its shut relations with the Baghdad authorities and by backing Shi’ite militia forces that mount assaults on army amenities internet hosting U.S. forces.(*26*)

A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander urged Iraqi Shi’ite militias to step up assaults on U.S. targets throughout a gathering in Baghdad final week, three militia sources and two Iraqi safety sources acquainted with the gathering mentioned.(*26*)

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