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Iraq one of America’s most important, strategic partners in region — diplomat

Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad Joey Hood meets Iraqi National Security Adviser Falih Fayadh in Baghdad.

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad Joey Hood met on Tuesday with Iraqi National Security Adviser Falih Fayadh in Baghdad.

During the meeting, Hood “stressed the U.S. commitment to Iraq as one of America’s most important and strategic partners in the region,” the embassy said in a press statement.

Hood underlined “the importance of a strong, stable and sovereign Iraqi government,” stressing that the U.S. was fully confident in the determination of the Iraqi security forces to protect the Iraqi people.

“The U.S. will continue to partner with Iraqi Security Forces, advising, training, and equipping them in their efforts to eliminate ISIS (Islamic State) as a threat to Iraq and to continue our work improving the interoperability and communication between all components of the Iraqi security forces,” he added.

Hood also noted the U.S. commitment to abiding by the Strategic Framework Agreement, including the prohibition on using Iraqi territory to attack any other country.



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