Monday, December 30, 2019

U.S. Sec Of State Pompeo And PM Netanyahu Speak Following U.S. Attacks In Iraq

Pompeo and Netanyahu speak following US attacks in Iraq

Elad Benari, 

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke on Monday with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, the State Department confirmed in a statement.

The conversation followed the US air strikesagainst the Kataib Hezbollah militia in Iraq, which came in response to the killing of a US civilian contractor in a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base.

“Secretary Pompeo and Prime Minister Netanyahu discussed US strikes in Syria and Iraq and the threat Iran presents to the region. The Secretary reiterated that the US will take decisive action to defend its citizens and their interests against Iranian threats,” the statement said.

Earlier on Monday, Netanyahu said he spoke with Pompeo and congratulated him on what he called "the important US action against Iran and its proxies in the region".

Top US officials declared on Sunday that the air strikes against Iranian-backed forces in Syria and Iraq were “successful”, and hinted that the US was preparing for future attacks on Iranian assets in the Middle East.

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