Speaking alongside Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, President Trump discussed rocket attacks against U.S. interests in Iraq and maintained: “we take care of those attacks, and we take care of them very easily. Nobody has the weaponry we have… When somebody hits us, we hit back hard than they hit us”. Trump also asserted that “we have been taking our troops out of Iraq fairly rapidly, and we look forward to the day when we don’t have to be there. And hopefully Iraq can live their own lives and they can defend themselves… We’ll be leaving shortly”. The bilateral meeting was concluded by a joint statement.
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