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Trilateral Biden-Abdullah-Sudani call reiterated support for Iraq

The Iraqi prime minister also discussed Iraq’s economic situation with the president as the dinar continues to slide against the dollar. Jordan's King Abdullah II was also on the call.
Jordan's King Abdullah II (R) escorts Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) and Iraq's Prime Minister Mohamed Shia al-Sudani (L) along with other dignitaries at the start of the "Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership" in Sweimeh by the Dead Sea shore in central-west Jordan on December 20, 2022. (Photo by KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP via Getty Images)

US President Joe Biden and Jordan's King Abdullah II held a phone call from the White House on Thursday with Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani.

Biden reiterated the US commitment to Iraq in countering the Islamic State and supporting Baghdad. Biden also “commended the prime minister’s efforts to strengthen Iraq’s sovereignty and independence.” The two additionally discussed the Iraqi government’s economic agenda, according to a readout from the White House. 

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