January 8, 2020 / 3:15 AM / 11 days ago

Iraq's Kurdistan region's PM says discussed developments with Pompeo

CAIRO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Iraq’s Kurdistan region’s prime minister, Masrour Barzani, said in a post on Twitter on Wednesday that he had a call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo where they discussed the current developments in Iraq.

Barzani also said that he suggested ways of de-escalation and containing the situation.

The phone call comes after Iran launched a missile attack on Iraq’s Ain Al-Asad air base that hosts U.S. Forces. (Reporting by Alaa Swilam; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

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