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Coalition must continue fight against Islamic State in Iraq - France's Le Drian

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian pose for a photo at the State Department in Washington, U.S., November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

PARIS (Reuters) - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Sunday that he had spoken by phone with Iraq’s prime minister, and stressed the importance of allowing the international coalition to fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi’s office had said earlier on Sunday that Mahdi told Le Drian in a phone call that officials were currently working on implementing the Iraq parliament’s resolution on expelling foreign troops.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Daniel Wallis