Pompeo briefs Kurdistan’s Barzani on Iranian attack on US bases in Iraq

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds a press conference at the State Department in Washington, DC. (File photo: AFP)

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefed Kurdistan regional government Prime Minister Masoud Barzani on Iran’s missile attacks on Iraqi military bases, including Irbil, the State Department said on Wednesday.

According to State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: “Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo briefed Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Masrour Barzani by telephone today to update him on the Iranian missile attacks on Iraqi Air Bases, including in Irbil. The Secretary and Prime Minister Barzani agreed to stay in close touch as the situation develops.”

Earlier, Reuters had reported that an explosion was heard in Kurdistan capital Irbil, citing al-Mayadeen TV.


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