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US congratulates Iraqi PM on formation of new cabinet

WASHINGTON, Oct 27 (KUNA) -- The US congratulated Thursday Iraq's Prime Minister Mohammed al-Sudani on forming a new government.
State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement "we look forward to working with him and his government on the range of our shared interests, from improving services for the Iraqi people to ensuring a safe, stable and sovereign Iraq as outlined in our Strategic Framework Agreement".
He added that the US welcomes al-Sudani's "commitment to bring weapons under the control of official and legitimate state institutions".
He continued "we share the Iraqi government's interest in preserving stability and security".
"The United States stands ready to work with the Iraqi government and people to confront Iraq's challenges together," he affirmed. "Iraq has a partner in the United States as it moves forward with reforms." (end) si.ibi