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Pence visits US forces in Iraq's Ain Al-Assad base

US Vice President Mike Pence paid a visit to Iraq during which he visited the US forces at the base of Ain al-Assad as part of the international coalition that supports Iraqi forces in the fight against ISIS.

Pence's visit was apparently unexpected. He also made a telephone call with Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi but did not meet with Iraq's top leaders including President Barham Salih.

During the call, Pence and Abd Al-Mahdi discussed strengthening relations between the two countries, prospects for joint cooperation, as well as the developments in Iraq, the government's efforts and reform measures in response to the demands of the demonstrators.