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Iraqi PM, in phone call with Pompeo, urges "calm" amid U.S.-Iranian tensions

Reuters | Baghdad | Updated: 14-06-2019 18:49 IST | Created: 14-06-2019 18:39 IST
Iraqi PM, in phone call with Pompeo, urges "calm" amid U.S.-Iranian tensions
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Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi called for efforts to achieve "calm" amid escalating tensions between Tehran and Washington during a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday.

The pair discussed enhancing U.S.-Iraqi relations and "exchanged views on developments in the region amid the current crisis between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran," said a statement from Abdul Mahdi's office, "as well as efforts to maintain security and stability and avoid an escalation."


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