On Saturday evening, January 18-20, President of the Republic Barham Salih received a phone call from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
In a statement received (Baghdad Today), President Saleh’s media office said that “during the phone call, the latest security and political developments were discussed at the regional and international levels, and the need to protect Iraqi sovereignty and respect the independent Iraqi national decision.”
The statement added, “There was also a reference to the necessity of self-restraint and dependence on calm and constructive dialogue in resolving crises and avoiding escalation in a manner that enhances the foundations of peace and stability in the region and the world, as well as cooperation and joint coordination to confront ISIS terrorism and the lack of opportunity for terrorists to reorganize their remnants and threaten peace and security. Internationals. ”