Referring to the 16 February attack on Baghdad’s Green Zone which caused no casualties, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asserted that Iraqi government “has a responsibility to keep our embassy and our military facilities secure. They’ve repeatedly not been able to achieve that… We’re looking to not only apprehend those who conducted this attack, but demanding that they still do more work… we are mindful that it cannot become ordinary course that the Iranians through their proxy forces in Iraq are putting the lives of Americans at risk. This can’t be ordinary. This can’t be routine. There, in the end, has to be accountability connected to those very serious attacks”.
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