Acting Pentagon chief visits Baghdad

  • Tuesday 12, February 2019 in 9:44 PM
Sharjah 24 – Reuters: Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday for an unannounced trip that the State Department said would emphasise the importance of Iraqi sovereignty and discuss the future of U.S. troops there.
In his first trip to Iraq, Shanahan is set to also discuss the withdrawal of American troops from Syria with U.S. commanders and meet with Iraqi officials, including Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi.