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Iraq's Abdul Mahdi stresses the importance of de-escalation in the region

Reuters , Monday 27 Jan 2020
Adel Abdul-Mahdi and Mike Pompeo
File Photo: Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Baghdad, during a Middle East tour, Iraq, January 9, 2019 (Reuters)
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Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi stressed, in a phone call with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday, the importance of de-escalation in the region, according to a statement from his office.

The PM also condemned attacks that targeted the US embassy in Baghdad and pledged to boost Iraqi protection of it.

Abdul Mahdi also stressed the importance of respecting Iraq's sovereignty by everyone.

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