BAGHDAD, US President Donald Trump acknowledged security concerns that accompanied his visit to Iraq, expressing "deep sorrow" for his need for all this secrecy to meet US troops there.
"I had concerns about the institution of the presidency, not about myself, I had concerns about the first lady," said Trump, who was accompanied by his wife Melania on his trip.
Trump, who left Washington at night, said two "visits" had already occurred after news leaked out.
"It's very sad when you spend $ 7 trillion in the Middle East that it takes you to go there with all this enormous secrecy, the aircraft around you, the world's greatest equipment, and do everything to make a safe entry," he said.
Trump's trip came after his sudden decision to withdraw all US troops from Syria on the pretext that Daesh organization had been defeated and the United States was spending a lot on foreign interventions.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency