Trump visits US troops in Iraq for Christmas

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Baghdad, Dec 27 (IANS) US President Donald Trump visited the US troops in Iraq to celebrate Christmas, the official Iraqiya television reported on Wednesday.

The state-run channel briefly said that Trump “denied any plans to withdraw US troops from Iraq,” reports Xinhua news agency.

The US House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on its twitter account that “Trump and the First Lady travelled to Iraq late on Christmas night to visit our troops and senior military leadership to thank them for their service, their success, and their sacrifice and to wish them a Merry Christmas.”

Trump’s visit to Iraq is his first since taking office nearly two years ago.

–IANS

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