Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs -Denies what was circulated about Mike Pompeo’s visit to Iraq and his meeting with Al-Abadi.
January 30, 2023 | Baghdad, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied today, Monday, what was circulated about the visit of former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Iraq and his meeting with former Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
The ministry confirmed in a press statement that it denies what was circulated about the visit of the former US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, to Baghdad during the year 2017, and his meeting with the former Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi. (Source: National Iraqi News Agency)
Pompeo did not visit Al-Abadi in Baghdad, and his allegations are unfounded and part of the American internal partisan struggle.— Haider Al-Abadi حيدر العبادي (@HaiderAlAbadi) January 28, 2023
Sanctions on Iran were re-imposed end of 2018. They were lifted in 2016 after the nuclear deal. What Pompeo said about sanctions has no basis in 2017.
💬 Opinion by Russian MFA Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova: The book has been appraised and assessed in different parts of the world. The first delicate comment came from the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu: “Speaking diplomatically, these assertions contain lies, exaggeration, and double standards. A number of pronouncements are not true to fact.”
Some even more interesting details emerge, when Mike Pompeo describes the “Iraqi” episodes of his career. He says that he made generous financial offers to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in 2017, urging him to renounce cooperation with Tehran. But, as he writes, the prime minister disregarded his overtures.
He would probably get away with it, if not for the Iraqi Foreign Ministry and Haider al-Abadi’s party coalition, Al Nasr, which made an official statement to the effect that the author… was lying. Wait for it, here comes the drums roll 🥁. Baghdad declared: Pompeo did not visit Iraq in 2017, nor did he meet with Al-Abadi, while the comments he ascribed to the prime minister were a figment of his imagination.
Some days ago, we marked the infamous 20th anniversary of Powell’s test tube UN presentation. Now we have learned about the nonexistent talks with the Iraqi leaders.
That’s some extraordinary exceptionalism.