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Trump called an Iraqi delegation visiting him ‘thieves’, report

By Rudaw 10/2/2018
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi [L] and US President Donald Trump met on March 20, 2017 in the White House. File photo: AP
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi [L] and US President Donald Trump met on March 20, 2017 in the White House. File photo: AP

WASHINGTON, United States – The US President Donald Trump has reportedly called an Iraqi delegation visiting him in the Oval Office last year “thieves,” according to a report by Washington Post published earlier this week.

Following a meeting with an Iraqi delegation last year, a former US official told the newspaper, Trump jokingly referred to them as “the most accomplished group of thieves he’d ever met.”

Last year in March, Trump received an Iraqi delegation headed by the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi who also included Fuad Hussein, the chief of staff to the then Kurdish President Masoud Barzani.

 

The US has led a global coalition against the ISIS group in Iraq and Syria since 2014 that helped the country to regain the territories lost to the extremist group such as Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city.

Iraqi and Kurdish officials including PM Abadi said then that they were satisfied that the US promised to continue their support under Trump to Iraq including in the war against the ISIS group.

A joint readout of the meeting in particular hailed “unprecedented cooperation” between the two countries. 

No Iraqi or Kurdish official commented on the alleged Trump accusation as of yet.

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Asi | 10/2/2018
Chief of staff to Masoud Barzani was part of the delegetion so called him thieve too.
pre-Boomer Marine brat | 10/2/2018
Regarding "thieves", since it's the Washington Post making the claim, I VERY seriously advise waiting for corroboration from an independent source. ... (And for the record, I'm no fan of Abadi.)
kurd | 11/2/2018
honestly, trump is correct in describing iraqi government offices. lets be fair to trump. These thieves when they are undfer danger, they beg USA for help. but once the danger is over, they act as heroes of irai liberation and ask USA to leave iraq.
Rick Petree | 11/2/2018
Credibility of this story would be enhanced by correcting the reference to "US Secretary of State James Mattis." The Secretary of State is Rex Tillerson. James Mattis is Secretary of Defense. RWPetree, NYC
w | 11/2/2018
Ali Baba & the 40 thieves? Sounds like a good title for a traditional story.
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