Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi of Iraq called to speak with President Donald J. Trump today. Prime Minister Abadi thanked President Trump for the decisive support of the United States in the fight against ISIS. The leaders also discussed accelerating the campaign to defeat remnants of ISIS and the need to work together to counter other threats in the region. They discussed the situation in Syria and the alarming reports of possible chemical attacks near Damascus. Finally, President Trump emphasized the importance of Iraqi unity in advance of the upcoming elections.
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