The assembly set for July 26 comes at a pivotal level within the US-Iraq relationship, and amid rising issues about extra frequent assaults in opposition to US troops in Iraq and Syria.
There have been no less than eight drone assaults concentrating on the US presence since Biden took workplace in January, in addition to 17 rocket assaults.
White Home Press Secretary Jen Psaki mentioned Biden “additionally appears to be like ahead to strengthening bilateral cooperation with Iraq on political, financial and safety points to incorporate joint efforts to make sure the enduring defeat” of the Islamic State militant group.
The assaults on US forces have been blamed on the Iranian-backed militias that make up the majority of Iraq’s state-supported Widespread Mobilization Forces.
The Biden administration has responded by twice concentrating on Iraqi militia teams working inside Syria, together with one near the Iraq border.
The connection has been sophisticated since final 12 months’s US drone strike killing of Iran’s expeditionary Quds Drive commander Qassim Soleimani and senior Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis at Baghdad Worldwide Airport. That strike was ordered by then-President Donald Trump.
However with the Biden administration in search of to revive an Obama-era nuclear accord with Iran, there have been indicators that Iran is seeking to curb, no less than for now, militia assaults on the US.
Soleimani’s successor Esmail Ghaani final month known as on Iranian-backed militias to stay calm till after nuclear talks between Iran and the USA.