Meeting between Trump and Iraq's leadership scrapped over 'disagreements,' Iraq PM says

  • A meeting between Iraq's leadership and U.S. President Donald Trump was scrapped over disagreements in how to conduct the session, according to a statement from the Iraqi PM's office.
  • "A disagreement over how to conduct the meeting led to the meeting being replaced by a telephone conversation," the statement said.
  • Trump made a surprise visit to U.S. troops in Iraq on Wednesday.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi
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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

A meeting between Iraq's leadership and U.S. President Donald Trump, who made a surprise visit to U.S. troops in Iraq on Wednesday, was scrapped over disagreements in how to conduct the session, according to a statement from the Iraqi PM's office.

"A disagreement over how to conduct the meeting led to the meeting being replaced by a telephone conversation," the statement said.