MADRID, Jan. 6 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The acting Prime Minister of Iraq, Adel Abdul Mahdi, met Monday with the US ambassador to Iraq, Matthew Tueller, who has promised that Baghdad will do everything possible to avoid a war.
Abdul Mahdi, who has received the diplomat to address the “development of events and the position of the Iraqi Government”, has stressed the “need to carry out joint actions with the United States to implement the withdrawal of foreign forces” from the country.
In this regard, the acting leader has expressed the “seriousness of the current situation” in the region after the US attack carried out at the Baghdad airport, where the important Iranian general Qasem Soleimani died.
In a statement from Abdul Mahdi's office to which the Kurdish Rudaw media has had access, the prime minister has assured that Iraq will do everything in its power to prevent a war from occurring and has stressed that it wants to build bilateral relations with all the countries.
“The strength of Iraq is in the interest of everyone,” he said. This same Monday, Abdul Mahdi had already stated that during a meeting with China's ambassador to the country, Zhang Tao, that the presence of US forces in the territory depends exclusively on the authority of the Government of Baghdad.
Thus, he has warned that he will not allow the country to become the scene of a war between Washington and Tehran after the death of General Soleimani.