January 4, 2020 / 8:49 PM / 20 days ago

Iraqi PM and Saudi Crown Prince discuss ramifications of events in Iraq

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi discussed the situation in his country and in the wider region with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Saturday, his office said.

“Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi received a phone call from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in which they discussed the difficult conditions facing Iraq and the region,” Abdul Mahdi’s office said in a statement.

“They exchanged points of view on the expected ramifications and the importance of mitigating their effects as well as avoiding total escalation.”

Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Gareth Jones

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