A delegation of US officials meet Iraqi PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi in Baghdad
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi met with a delegation of US officials in Baghdad on Tuesday, May 4, the first time that officials from the Biden administration have formally visited Iraq.

The delegation was led by Brett McGurk, current National Security Council Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa and former Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter Islamic State (ISIS).
It also included a number of other officials with deep experience in Iraq, including the State Department’s Counselor Derek Chollet and acting Assistant Secretary for Near East Affairs Joey Hood and Head of the Department of Defense’s Middle East Dana Stroul.
According to a tweet from Kadhimi’s office, the meeting focused on the ongoing US-Iraq Strategic Dialogue and the withdrawal of US combat troops from Iraq.
The delegation is also expected to visit Erbil after Baghdad.
Before arriving in Iraq, the US officials visited Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Earlier, member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) politburo Hoshyar Zebari said that “honesty is vital” as a part of the discussions.
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