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U.S. Combat Mission in Iraq Will End, Biden Says

President Biden met with Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi of Iraq at the White House and said the U.S. military’s combat mission in that country will conclude by the end of the year, with the United States shifting into an advisory and supportive role.

Iraq has been a vital part for part of the United States for some time now in the middle east, and we’ve been engaged deeply in Iraq for my entire career back in the Senate as Vice President and as president. And I’ve worked with Iraq and a matter of fact, my son Beau was in Iraq for a year with the Army National Guard and the sacrifices that so many, so many have made to build the U.S. Iraq partnership has been real and it’s consequential. And my administration is committed to strengthening that partnership Mr. Prime minister. we’re also committed to our security cooperation. Our our shared fight against ISIS is critical for the stability of the region. And our counterterrorism cooperation will continue. Even as we shift to this new phase. We’re going to be talking about. Our role in Iraq will be as dealing with not it’s just to be available to continue to train, to assist, to help and to deal with ISIS it arrives, but we are not going to be brought in here on a combat mission. This is a great honor to be here today with our American friends. We have a strategic partnership. I’m happy here in Washington to discuss the future of our nation. And how to prove this relation between our two countries, America, they help Iraq together, we fight ISIS. And I’d like to thank the American people on behalf of all Iraqi people. Mr. President, I thank you for all the blood and treasure that America has given for the free and Democratic Iraq.

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