US State Iraq is a sovereign state and has right to cooperate with Russia 10/9
US State Department: Iraq is a sovereign state and has the right to cooperate with Russia
A spokesman for the US State Department John Kiraa said, that the United States recognizes the right of Iraq as a sovereign state in cooperation with Russia, including the security field.
The Kirby during a press conference in response to a question about whether the United States was concerned about Iraq's cooperation with Russia in the fight against Daash, that "Iraq is a sovereign state, and as a sovereign state has the right and responsibility in cooperation with the neighboring and non-neighboring countries."
The spokesman pointed out that Iraq had close ties linking him with Russia, including relations in the security and military field, and therefore "it is reasonable to assume continuity [relations] under the leadership of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi." He added that "if sought [Abadi] to improve the country's capabilities in terms of the face of danger Daash it would be.
"He said that Baghdad's recent initiative to cooperate with Moscow are not considered in the United States," a new level".