1 December 2023

Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister al-Sudani and urged “the Iraqi government to fulfill its commitments to protect all installations hosting U.S. personnel at its invitation and to pursue those responsible for attacks on U.S. personnel in Iraq”. An Iraqi readout noted “Iraq’s firm rejection of any attack on its territory, describing “the [21 November] incident in Jurf al-Nasr as a violation of Iraqi sovereignty”, while acknowledging “the Iraqi government's commitment to ensuring the safety of international coalition advisors in Iraq”.

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