September 16, 2019 / 11:29 AM / a month ago

Pompeo told Iraqi PM U.S. information affirms Saudi not attacked from Iraq - Baghdad statement

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi that the United States has information confirming Baghdad’s denial that Iraqi territory was used to launch an attack on Saudi oil facilities, Iraq said on Monday.

“On his part the U.S. Secretary of State said the information they have confirms the Iraqi government’s statement that its territory was not used to carry out this attack,” Abdul Mahdi’s office said in a readout of a phone call between the two.

(This story has been refiled to fix typo in headline from ‘tatement’ to ‘statement’)

Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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