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Readout of Secretary Mattis’ Meeting with Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

Aug. 22, 2017

Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout:

Today Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met with Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to thank the prime minister for his strong wartime leadership, which has enabled the Iraqi Security Forces to achieve victory in Mosul and set ISIS on a path to a lasting defeat. ‎
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The secretary reaffirmed U.S. dedication to the U.S.-Iraq security partnership, and committed to continued support to improve security for the Iraqi people and deny ISIS terrorists safe haven in Iraq.