Washington 0
27 January 2020

In a conversation with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, U.S. Secretary of State Mike "Pompeo expressed his outrage at the continued assaults by Iran's armed groups against U.S. facilities in Iraq, including yesterday's attacks against our Embassy, which resulted in one injury". According to the State Department, Pompeo "underlined once again that these attacks demonstrate a wanton disregard for Iraqi sovereignty and a failure to rein in these dangerous armed groups", and characterised the 26 January attack "as an attempt to distract Iraqi and international attention away from the brutal suppression of peaceful Iraqi protesters by Iran and its proxies".

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