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Iraq’s President Salih holds talks with US Ambassador

The Associated Press

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Iraqi President Barham Salih on Wednesday met with US Ambassador to Iraq Alina Romanowski in Baghdad.

According to a statement by the Iraqi presidency bilateral relations and regional developments were on the agenda, as well as fighting terrorism and mitigating the effects of climate change in a region hard hit by changes in the environment.

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The meeting comes amidst one of the worst political crises in Iraq in recent years, after influential Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr won the largest share of seats in the October vote but failed to form a majority government.

On Tuesday, hundreds of his supporters rallied in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, demanding the dissolution of parliament and early elections.

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