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6 February 2020

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asserted that “we are outraged by the violence perpetrated in the city of Najaf on February 5 that led to the killing and wounding of peaceful demonstrators”. He further called on “the government of Iraq to take immediate steps to hold accountable the militias, thugs and vigilante groups in Najaf and other cities for their attacks against Iraqis exercising their right to peaceful protest”. Pompeo also stated: “to the courageous Iraqi people seeking reform and a government free of corruption and Iranian meddling, we offer America’s continued friendship and support”.

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