The U.S. Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook, argued that "President Rouhani recently visited Iraq... which he seeks to bring under Iranian control. We ask the Iraqi people to consider this: given how Rouhani treats his own people, just imagine how he will treat you". Hook went on to reveal that "based on declassified U.S. military reports... Iran is responsible for the deaths of at least 608 American service members [in Iraq]. This accounts for 17 per cent of all deaths of U.S. personnel in Iraq from 2003 to 2011. This death toll is in addition to the many thousands of Iraqis killed by the IRGC’s proxies".
Receive the best source of conflict analysis right in your inbox.