Friday, August 21, 2020

Iraq is open for U.S. business, prime minister says; Trump eyes oil prospects

Trump redoubles vow to withdraw troops from Iraq; eyes prospects ...

U.S. President Donald Trump receives Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., August 20, 2020. Iraqi Prime Minister Media Office/Handout via REUTERS 

WASHINGTON, Aug 20 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said U.S. companies were involved in many prospects in Iraq’s oil business, as Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi declared his country open for American business and investment.

Trump told reporters before a meeting with the Iraqi leader that the U.S. military had very few troops left in Iraq, but was there to help the country if neighboring Iran should do anything.

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