The relationship between the United States and Iraq must be one built mutual trust and respect, according to Mark Kimmitt, a retired US general and former assistant secretary of state, after Washington confirmed a “strategic dialogue” would begin on Thursday.
US President Donald Trump delivers remarks to US troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq December 26, 2018. (File photo: Reuters)
US army soldiers walk around at the K1 Air Base northwest of Kirkuk in northern Iraq before a planned US pullout on March 29, 2020. (File photo: AFP)