“Yesterday I spoke with Iraqi President Barham Salih to discuss our concerns about the ongoing Turkish military invasion of northeastern Syria and the need for a military offensive. I also reaffirmed our commitment to a strong, sovereign and prosperous Iraq, ”Pompeo wrote on Twitter.

Earlier, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said sanctions against Turkey imposed by US leader Donald Trump over Ankara’s military operation in Syria are not enough to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe.

Restrictive measures include blocking the ownership of a number of individuals associated with the Turkish government, as well as restricting their entry into the United States.