January 13, 2020 / 7:28 PM / a month ago

Pompeo: U.S. to work with Iraqi leaders to get to 'the right place' on U.S. troop deployment

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announces new sanctions on Iran in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will work with Iraqi leaders to ‘get to the right place’ on U.S. troop deployment in the country, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, following a request from Baghdad last week to prepare to pull them out.

“How ultimately our force posture will be resolved inside of Iraq, we will work along (with) the ... elected leaders in Iraq to get to the right place,” Pompeo said at an event at the Hoover Institution in California.

Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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