Pence makes surprise trip to Iraq, his first as vice president



Klein Mike pence arrived in a surprise visit in Iraq today his first trip there as vice president he met with US troops and Kurdish leaders but as NPR's Jana raft reports it's also notable whom pence didn't see he didn't go to Baghdad is visiting officials normally would a senior US official told reporters it was because it would have been too dangerous instead pens topped by phone with Iraqi prime minister Adil of Donna D. the prime minister's office said pens was visiting as part of the US led anti ISIS coalition an abnormality had agreed he would visitor bill but the visit is being criticized by many Iraqi political factions for skipping the capital and they say not respecting Iraqi sovereignty in their bill pence met with the president of the Kurdistan region of Iraq officials said he reassured Kurdish leaders they were not abandoning Kurds the U. S. troop withdrawal in neighboring Syria pave the way for Turkish invasion which is threatened the Kurds a thon amiss region there Jane around NPR news your bill in the Kurdistan region of Iraq

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