After the US State Department statement .. Prime Minister's Office reveals the talks of Abdul-Mahdi and Pompeo[/rtl]
[rtl]Date: 2019/11/12 22:30 • 430 times read[/rtl]
Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi received a telephone call from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
The Prime Minister stressed in a statement to his office "the serious desire to strengthen bilateral relations and strengthen Iraq's relations with its neighbors and friends and respect for sovereignty and independence."
"The Iraqi government is determined to continue its approach in dealing positively with the demonstrations and to emphasize their safety and protection by the security forces and strive to achieve the demands in accordance with the constitution and the law," Mahdi said.
The US Secretary of State, according to the statement, "support the United States of America to the Prime Minister and the Iraqi government and the desire to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in accordance with the strategic framework agreement and help Iraq to strengthen its security, stability and independence and non-interference in its internal affairs."
He also stressed the "right of peaceful demonstration under the Iraqi democratic system and the support of the Iraqi security forces."
State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortigas spoke of Pompeo's phone call with Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, saying that Pompeo stressed that "peaceful demonstrations are a key element in all democracies and condemned the death toll among demonstrators as a result of repression by the Iraqi government and the use of lethal force against them." As well as reports of the kidnapping of demonstrators. "
He urged US Secretary of State Abdul Mahdi to "take immediate steps to address the legitimate grievances of the demonstrators by enacting reforms and addressing corruption."
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