US Secretary of State assures Allawi and Al-Abadi of US support for efforts to form new government

BAGHDAD, The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed in telephone contacts with Vice President Iyad Allawi and Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi, the US support for Iraq's efforts to form a new government."Pompeo assured Al-Abadi by telephone that it ...

BAGHDAD, The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed in telephone contacts with Vice President Iyad Allawi and Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi, the US support for Iraq's efforts to form a new government.

"Pompeo assured Al-Abadi by telephone that it is important to preserve Iraq's sovereignty during this critical time," US State Department Spokeswoman Heather Naort said in a statement.

She added that the US Secretary of State discussed in another telephone conversation with Allawi, the political developments in Iraq and relations between Erbil and Baghdad.

"The formation of a new government is an Iraqi sovereign process that must proceed according to the constitutional timetable and reflect the will of Iraqi voters," Pompeo stressed.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency