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Secretary Antony J. Blinken’s Call with Iraqi Prime Minister al-Kadhimi 

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The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:  

 Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi today to condemn the terrorist attack yesterday, which targeted the prime minister’s residence, and convey his relief that the Prime Minister was unharmed. Secretary Blinken underscored this attack was also an attack on the sovereignty and stability of the Iraqi state. The Secretary reiterated that the U.S. partnership with Prime Minister al-Kadhimi and with Iraq is steadfast, and pledged to support the Iraqi Security Forces as they investigate this attack.    

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