Iraqi prime minister joins Trump for meeting focusing on IS

Iraqi prime minister joins Trump for meeting focusing on IS

At the start of his first meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on March 20, Trump said Iran was one of the issues his team would discuss with the Iraqi delegation.

The pressure from the Iraq officials included a phone call between Trump and Abadi on February 10 and an in-person conversation between Abadi and Vice President Mike Pence in Munich, Germany, on February 18.

"We have been given assurances the support will not only continue but will accelerate", Abadi said after meeting with Trump at the White House on Monday.

President Donald Trump is telling a delegation from Iraq that "nobody" can figure out why President Barack Obama signed a nuclear agreement with Iran.

Emerging from his first meeting with President Donald Trump, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Monday he was assured the US will accelerate its support for his country's struggle against the Islamic State group.

President Donald Trump is welcoming Iraq's prime minister to the White House for their first meeting since Trump assumed office.

Trump, who has been a staunch opponent of the global agreement negotiated by the USA under President Barack Obama, took the opportunity to criticize it amid meeting Abadi in the White House on Monday. "The president recognizes the importance of Iraq", he said in a meeting at the US Institute of Peace.

Tackling what Trump refers to "radical Islamic terrorism", was one of his campaign promises as the GOP nominee for 2016 presidential election.