The US Armed Forces are increasing their military presence in Iraq.
The US Armed Forces are increasing their military presence in Iraq, the White House announced on Friday. Reportedly, the statement was made by US President Donald Trump during his telephone conversation with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
“President Trump emphasized the buildup of the United States military,” the White House reported. “President Trump also congratulated Iraqi forces on their recent progress in Mosul [and] thanked Prime Minister Abadi for his leadership.”
In addition, the threat, presented by Iran to the entire Middle East region, was also discussed by Trump and Abadi.
“Both leaders spoke to the threat Iran presents across the entire region. They also reaffirmed their commitment to the long-term partnership between the United States and Iraq grounded in the US-Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement,” the White House noted.
Trump also stressed the continuing support of the US for Iraqi people in their common fight against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group.