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Cramer with congressional delegation to Iraq

Sen. Kevin Cramer was among a congressional delegation to Iraq, with stops in Baghdad and Erbil on Sunday.

Led by Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, it was the first congressional visit to Iraq since the successful strike against the Quds Force commander Soleimani, according to information from Inhofe’s office.

In Baghdad, they received a briefing from Lt. Gen. Robert “Pat” White about current conditions in Iraq, regional tensions and the security and stability of the region. In Erbil, they met with Masoud Barzani, leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, where they discussed shared goals and visited with U.S. service members.

“Valuable discussions with our troops in Iraq reinforced to me that the reduction in troops was adequately matched by the growth of our allies’ capabilities, thanks to the skill of our trainers. However, it is also clear American leadership is still critical to maintaining our mutual security interests,” said Cramer.

On Saturday, the delegation attended the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany.

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