The US Vice President Mike Pence has expressed support toward Iraq to defeat the remnants of ISIS.
“Spoke today w/ PM AdilAbdAlMahdi of Iraq. Thanked him for his strong support of the enduring partnership between the US & the Iraqi people. US stands w/ Iraq to defeat the remnants of ISIS and help Christian & Yazidi communities rebuild & recover from years of terrorism and war,” Pence said on Twitter on Monday.
A statement issued by the White House said, “The two leaders discussed opportunities to advance the strategic partnership between the U.S. and Iraq, including continuing to work together to strengthen and professionalize Iraq’s Security Forces and grow Iraq’s economy.”
Moreover, Pence “ welcomed news of Iraq’s recent economic and trade agreements with Jordan and the Prime Minister’s upcoming travel as major steps towards Iraq’s reintegration in the region after the territorial defeat of ISIS.”