Iraq 0
26 July 2021

Prime Minister al-Kadhimi met with President Biden in Washington, with Biden noting that the U.S. was “not going to be, by the end of the year, in a combat mission” in Iraq. The two governments also issued a joint statement following a Strategic Dialogue led by their top diplomats, which noted that “the security relationship will fully transition to a training, advising, assistance and intelligence-sharing role, and there will be no U.S. forces with a combat role in Iraq by 31 December 2021”. The statement further noted Baghdad’s “commitment to protect Coalition personnel advising and enabling the Iraqi Security Forces”.

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