Vice-President of the United States Amerki Mike Pence arrived with an unannounced visit to Iraq to meet with the President of South Kurdistan Barzani Nechervan. It is reported RBC-Ukraine, referring to the Agency AP.
Provided that the Pens arrived in Erbil on a military cargo plane C-17 to keep secret his visit. It is noted that this visit he wants to “reassure” U.S. allies after Washington announced the withdrawal of troops from Syria, and the Turkish army launched an offensive on Kurdish forces in the country.
In addition, the AP, citing a senior U.S. official says that the visit of the Vice President of the United States intended to assure the commitment of the administration of us President Donald trump to the Alliance with the Kurds in the fight against “Islamic state”.
Also pointed out that during the visit, Pence called for a military airbase al-Assad, which the Americans began the operation to eliminate the head of ISIS Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and also discussed by phone with the Prime Minister of Iraq, Adel Abdel Mahdi, the situation with the protests in the country.
According to Reuters, the Iraqi Prime Minister assured Penny that “working to prevent violence” against protesters and intends to respect the rights of peaceful demonstrators.