Iraq 0
10 May 2020

President Rouhani congratulated Mustafa al-Kadhimi on his confirmation as prime minister, and expressed his hope that “cooperation and relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Iraq [will] further deepen in all fields of mutual interest for both nations and establishing peace and stability in the region”. The following day, President Trump congratulated al-Kadhimi by telephone and “expressed the support of the U.S. for Iraq during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and emphasised the shared interest with Iraq in achieving the enduring defeat of ISIS”. According to an Iraqi readout, Trump also expressed readiness to “provide the necessary economic assistance to support the Iraqi economy”.

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