03:23 GMT21 April 2021
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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States and Iraq will renew their Strategic Dialogue in April, according to a Tuesday statement from White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki.

    "We look forward to renewing our Strategic Dialogue with the Government of Iraq over the month of April. This will be an important opportunity to discuss our mutual interests across a range of fields from security to culture, trade, and climate," Psaki said in a statement.

    Psaki also said that the first round of the dialogue under the Biden administration will clarify that coalition forces are in Iraq solely for the purpose of training and advising Iraqi forces to ensure that the Islamic State terror group (banned in Russia) remains broken.

    "The United States is committed first and foremost to Iraq’s sovereignty and we look forward to these important discussions with Iraqi leaders on the future our partnership as outlined in the Strategic Framework Agreement between our two countries," Psaki said.

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