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US tells Iraq to ‘enact reforms, tackle corruption’

US State Secretary Mike Pompeo told Iraq’s prime minister Tuesday to enact reforms and tackle corruption amid anti-government protests, reports Anadolu Agency .In a statement, State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said Pompeo had a telephone call with Abd al-Mahdi and deplored the death toll among protesters.“Secretary Pompeo urged Prime Minister Abd al-Mahdi to take immediate steps to address the protesters’ legitimate grievances by enacting reforms and tackling corruption,” said Ortagus.During the call, Pompeo reaffirmed the US’s “enduring commitment to a strong, sovereign, and prosperous Iraq.”More than 300 protesters have been killed and thousands injured in anti-government demonstrat ...Read more

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