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Trump, Saleh agree US-Iraq 'security partnership'

By AFP

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US President Donald Trump speaks with Iraqi President Barham Saleh during a bilateral meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on January 22nd. [Jim Watson/AFP]

President Donald Trump and his Iraqi counterpart Barham Saleh agreed at a meeting on Wednesday (January 22nd) on the need for a continued US military role in the country, the White House said.

The meeting in Davos, Switzerland was the first since tensions erupted over the US killing of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force (IRGC-QF) commander Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad.

"The two leaders agreed on the importance of continuing the US-Iraq economic and security partnership, including the fight against ISIS," the White House said.

"President Trump reaffirmed the US's unwavering commitment to a sovereign, stable and prosperous Iraq," it added.

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