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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with U.S. troops, Iraqi leaders on Iraq visit

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi (R) in Baghdad, Iraq, during a Middle East tour, January 9, 2019.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Iraq’s Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi in Baghdad, Iraq, during a Middle East tour, January 9, 2019.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Iraq’s President Barham Saleh in Baghdad, Iraq, during a Middle East tour, January 9, 2019.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Iraq’s President Barham Saleh in Baghdad, Iraq, during a Middle East tour, January 9, 2019.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim in Baghdad, Iraq, during a Middle East tour, January 9, 2019.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is received by Iraq’s Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi in Baghdad, Iraq, during a Middle East tour, January 9, 2019.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Iraq on Wednesday, where he met with American troops and Iraqi leaders to reassure them about a U.S. military withdrawal from Syria and warn that Iran remains a regional security threat.

The visit, which U.S. officials declined to confirm until Pompeo left Iraq, came on the second day of a tour also taking in Jordan, Egypt, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman.

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