Abadi discussed with the US ambassador the withdrawal of foreign troops from Iraq

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Former Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Thursday he had discussed with US Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Seleman the start of a partial withdrawal of foreign forces from the country.

A statement issued by the office of Abadi said that "the start of the implementation of the reduction of the number of foreign troops in Iraq, according to the plan set by the previous government for this purpose after the elimination of an advocate."

There was no official statement from the Iraqi government regarding Abadi's talk with Suleiman, especially that it comes days after US President Donald Trump's visit to Iraq, in which he stressed that there was no intention of the United States to withdraw its troops from the country.