US Secretary of State congratulates Al-Abadi by telephone for Mosul’s victories and political and diplomatic success of Iraq

BAGHDAD / Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi received a telephone call from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

In a statement to Prime Minister Abadi's office said that Tillerson congratulated Al-Abadi for the success of the battle to liberate Mosul and the political and diplomatic success of regional openness to Iraq.

The statement explained that they reviewed the results of the recent visit of Al-Abadi to Saudi Arabia, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Kuwait.

Abadi pointed to "the clear Iraqi vision to remove the region from the specter of conflict and war, and to move hard to confirm the cultural and historical, and the development of economic interests among the peoples of the region and their countries."

Abadi stressed that "all domestic and foreign efforts should be directed to focus on eliminating terrorist gangs and not to engage in side battles, and Tillerson agreed with this approach and stressed that the United States will remain focusing on fighting Daesh.

Tillerson renewed the US position not to support the referendum to be held in Kurdistan, and the need to focus efforts to cooperate with the central government to meet the challenges of stability and reconstruction after the completion of liberation battles.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency