White House Confirms That It Is Holding Talks With Iraq On US Troop Presence


The Hill: White House confirms new round of talks with Iraq on US troop presence
The White House on Tuesday confirmed the United States and Iraq next month would hold strategic talks on relations between the two countries and the remaining U.S. troops in Iraq.
“We look forward to renewing our Strategic Dialogue with the Government of Iraq over the month of April,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters.
Psaki said the two countries would discuss mutual security, culture, trade, and climate interests, and would “further clarify that coalition forces are in Iraq solely for the purpose of training and advising Iraqi forces to ensure that ISIS cannot reconstitute.”
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Update: US, Iraq to hold talks over American troop presence (ABC News/AP)
WNU Editor: I do not see US forces leaving Iraq anytime soon. In the meantime the US military continues to operate in Iraq …. White House confirms new round of talks with Iraq on US troop presence (Middle East Monitor).Original Article

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