Biden to host Iraqi PM al-Kadhimi at White House | Politics News

 Biden to host Iraqi PM al-Kadhimi at White House | Politics News

July 26 meeting in Washington to take place amid discussions over US troop withdrawal, growing concerns about frequent attacks against the US targets in Iraq.

United States President Joe Biden will welcome Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi to the White House on July 26, his office has announced.

The meeting will “highlight the strategic partnership between the United States and Iraq”, the White House said in a statement on Friday.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Biden “also looks forward to strengthening bilateral cooperation with Iraq on political, economic and security issues to include joint efforts to ensure the enduring defeat” of ISIL (ISIS).

The meeting will take place against the backdrop of growing concerns among US officials about more frequent attacks against the US targets in Iraq and Syria.

There have been at least eight drone attacks targeting the US presence since Biden took office in January,…

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