Barham Salih discusses with Trump the American presence and its reduction



Today, Wednesday, US President Donald Trump discussed with Iraqi President Barham Saleh, on the sidelines of the Davos Forum, Reducing foreign forces in Iraq.

The media office of the Presidency of the Republic of Iraq reported on Facebook, quoting President Barham Saleh, that the latter stressed during his meeting with Trump the need to intensify international efforts to establish security and stability at the international and regional levels, indicating that consolidating and strengthening them is the only way to ensure the achievement of a comprehensive peace in the region .

He added that Iraq is keen to establish balanced relations with all friends and allies in a manner that enhances its sovereignty and respect for its independent decision and achieves the interests of the Iraqi people, and to continue economic development and reconstruction and not to allow Iraq to turn into an arena for conflict and settling accounts.

Trump renews support for the stability of Iraq

In turn, Trump renewed his country’s support for the stability of Iraq, and its keenness on strengthening common relations and expanding the volume of cooperation between Iraq and the United States to serve the interests of the two peoples, appreciating the central Iraqi role in the region.

During the meeting, the presence and reduction of foreign forces in the country was examined, and the importance of respecting the demands of the Iraqi people in preserving national sovereignty and ensuring security and stability.

It is reported that the Iraqi Hezbollah militia had President Barham Saleh threatened On one of her Twitter pages, Tuesday, he would be expelled from Baghdad if he met US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

In the field, Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath sources reported, on Wednesday, that protesters continued to block the road in Samawah, southern Iraq.

The Commission for Human Rights in Iraq had announced, on Tuesday evening, the killing of 10 demonstrators during the past 24 hours in large protests and violent clashes in different cities.

Security forces also arrested 88 protesters, while demonstrators cut key roads in Baghdad, Basra, and Nasiriyah, according to UNHCR.

Clashes erupted for the third consecutive day in Baghdad’s Aviation Square and in a number of southern cities, including Basra, Karbala, and Najaf. The protesters, mostly young men, threw stones and Molotov cocktails at the police, who responded with tear gas and rubber bullets.


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