BAGHDAD (AP) Iraqs caretaker prime minister asked the U.S. secretary of state to start working out a road map for an American troop withdrawal from Iraq, his office said Friday, signaling his insistence on ending the U.S. presence despite recent moves to de-escalate tensions between Iran and the U.S.
Adel Abdul-Mahdi made the request in a telephone call with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday night, his office said in a statement. He also told Pompeo that recent U.S. strikes in Iraq were an unacceptable breach of Iraqi sovereignty and a violation of the two countries security agreements.
The Iraqi leader asked Pompeo to send delegates to Iraq to prepare a mechanism to carry out the parliaments resolution regarding the withdrawal of foreign troops from Iraq, according to the statement.
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