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Pompeo Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq as U.S.-Iran Tensions Mount

HeadlineMay 08, 2019

Iran’s announcement comes just days after the Trump administration moved to deploy a carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the region, claiming there was a “credible threat by Iranian regime forces.” On Tuesday, U.S. officials announced four B-52 bombers would be part of the deployment. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise visit to Iraq on Tuesday to meet Iraq’s prime minister and discuss Iran’s presence in Iraq.

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