Iraqi Officials: Pence Visits US Troops in Surprise Trip

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Vice President Mike Pence greets U.S. troops after speaking at Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Vice President Mike Pence greets U.S. troops after speaking at Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

BAGHDAD — Iraqi officials say Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Iraq on an unannounced visit.

The two officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, say Pence arrived at the Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar Province in western Iraq on Saturday. U.S. troops are based in the complex.

The visit is Pence’s first to Iraq and comes nearly one year since President Donald Trump’s surprise visit to the country.

It is not immediately known whether Pence will meet with Iraqi officials during his stay.

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