Iraq 0
26 January 2020

The U.S. embassy in Baghdad was hit by multiple rockets, wounding one person. In a statement, Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi “deplore[d] the continuation of these condemned and outlawed acts that weaken the state and undermine its sovereignty”. He indicated that an investigation was underway, adding that “the continuation of this irresponsible, unilateral act, whole country bears its dangerous ramifications, repercussions, leads to harming the higher interests of the country and its relations with its friends, which may drag Iraq to be a battlefield, especially at a time when the government began measures to implement the parliament’s decision to withdraw foreign forces from the country”. The Iraqi Foreign Ministry also voiced “its most vigorous rejection, and its condemnation of the aggression” and underscored that “it is most keen to preserve the sanctity of all diplomatic missions working in Iraq”.

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