Washington urges Abdul Mahdi to take immediate steps to protesters' demands and address corruption

2019/10/9 9:09


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to "exercise maximum restraint and address complaints from protesters," the State Department said.
"The minister regretted the tragic loss of life over the past few days and urged the Iraqi government to exercise maximum restraint," the ministry said in a statement issued on Tuesday after more than 100 people were killedin recent demonstrations.
Pompeo urged Abdel Mahdi "to take immediate steps to address protesters' complaints by working on reform and addressing corruption," she said.
The statement said Pompeo and Abdul Mahdi had spoken "recently"