U.S. President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi discuss rocket attacks and strategic relations in first phone call
WASHINGTON, D.C. / BAGHDAD — On Tuesday, the White House revealed the details of a telephone conversation between U.S. President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi.
During the call, President Biden affirmed U.S. support for the sovereignty and independence of Iraq and praised the leadership of the PM al-Kadhimi.
Biden and al-Kadhimi discussed the recent missile attacks that targeted Iraqi and U.S.-led International Coalition forces. They also agreed that those responsible for such attacks should be held accountable.
The importance of strategic dialogue between the U.S. and Iraq was discussed during the call, as was the need to expand bilateral cooperation on other major issues.
Al-Kadhimi, via Twitter, declared that he discussed with Biden ways to support security and peace in the region and the continuation of cooperation in fighting the Islamic State (ISIS), stressing the continuation of strategic dialogue between the two countries on the basis of Iraqi national sovereignty.