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U.S., Iran agree to support Al-Kadhimi’s government in Iraq

Christian Fernsby |
The U.S. and Iran have agreed to support the new Iraqi government headed by Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, which got the trust of parliament after months of political stalemate in the country.

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Topics: U.S.    IRAN    IRAQ   

The U.S. embassy in Iraq announced: “We support the prime minister and the Iraqi people to combat the coronavirus pandemic, achieve a comprehensive victory over Daesh, provide humanitarian assistance and achieve stability to the IDPs and liberated areas.”

“The new government must now turn to the difficult work of implementing urgent reforms and meeting the Iraqi people’s needs,” added the US embassy in a statement on Thursday.

It pointed out that: “The next strategic dialogue with the Iraqi government aims to reaffirm the importance of the US-Iraqi partnership for both countries.”

The embassy continued: “We were pleased with Prime Minister Al-Kadhimi’s promise to hold early elections, and his will to strengthen the democratic system in Iraq.”

“We look forward to working with this new government to give the Iraqi people the sovereignty, dignity, prosperity and security that they deserve,” added the embassy.

Meanwhile, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif congratulated Al-Kadhimi, his government, the parliament and the Iraqi people in succeeding to form a new government.

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