Congress: Pompeo agreed to testify about politics toward Iraq and Iran
12:15 - 01/29/2020
Information / Baghdad ..
A committee in the Democratic-controlled US House of Representatives announced that it had reached an agreement with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to testify in a public session regarding US policy toward Iraq and Iran, after threatening to summon him because of his previous refusal to appear before the committee.
Representative Elliot Engel, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said he had spoken to Pompeo on Tuesday, and that the minister had agreed to attend a separate session of the committee's annual budget session.
Engel added in a statement that he would announce the date of the session soon.
Members of Congress, including Republicans, are pressing the administration of President Donald Trump to provide more information about the killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in a strike by a US plane marching in Iraq this month.
The Foreign Affairs Committee had previously tried to set a date for at least two sessions with Pompeo, one of which was scheduled for Wednesday, January 29, but the minister refused to attend. Ended / 25