Sens. Warren, Graham wrap up Iraq visit by meeting with US troops

Sens. Lindsey Graham and Elizabeth Warren spent their Fourth of July finishing up a multi-day visit to Iraq by meeting with government officials there and US troops assisting in the fight against ISIS.

The two senators posted photos of their visit Wednesday on Twitter.

Graham, a South Carolina Republican, and Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad after touring Mosul to observe rebuilding efforts following the city’s liberation from ISIS.

In Erbil, Graham met with Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, while Warren traveled to Kuwait to visit the Massachusetts Army National Guard.

Warren also visited the US Embassy, where she met with US Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman and other foreign service members.

Earlier this week, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, along with Graham, met with US and Iraqi officials to discuss Iraq’s cooperation with the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS.

On Twitter, Warren said Iraq needs “the world’s support” in order to “do the hard work needed to rebuild and prevent extremist threats from reemerging.”

Graham, in a video posted to Twitter, spoke about how important it is “that Iraq turn out well, that it not be a safe haven for terrorism, or a satellite state of Iran.”

The two senators also met with American troops stationed in Iraq, where they were able to speak and share a meal.

“Our men and women in uniform are truly extraordinary,” Warren wrote on Twitter.