US Vice President Visits Troops In Iraq

US Vice President Visits Troops In Iraq
November 23 14:24 2019 Print This Article

Pence’s unannounced landing at Ain al-Asad base — his first visit to Iraq as vice president — came nearly a year after President Donald Trump made his own surprise trip to the sprawling complex.

US Vice President Mike Pence flew in to Iraq on Saturday to meet American troops stationed in the country’s western desert

No schedule has been announced for Pence’s visit, and the US embassy in Baghdad said it had no details to share on the trip.

The US has 5,200 troops stationed in Iraqi bases across the country.

Washington led the 2003 invasion of Iraq that toppled then-dictator Saddam Hussein, dismantled its security forces and then attempted to rebuild the country’s institutions.

US and Iraqi officials said, after years of working closely together, ties between the two countries are currently at their “coldest”.

 

 

Source: channelstv

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