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US Vice President Mike Pence made an unannounced visit to Iraq on Saturday, as the deadly clashes that have seen the deaths of at least 341 protesters continued to rage.
Vice President Mike Pence spoke by phone to Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi from Al-Asad Air Base on an unannounced trip to the region.
Pence expressed support for a free, sovereign and independent Iraq — a subtle warning against Iranian influence in the country, which has weakened cooperation between the U.S. and Iraq.
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