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Iraqi leader condemns protest attack on US embassy in Baghdad

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Iraqi President Barham Salih condemned the attack by protesters at the US Embassy in Baghdad , Al-Arabia TV reported.

According to the president, the incident with the American diplomatic mission is primarily an “attack on the sovereignty” of Iraq itself.

The head of state recalled that the attack is a gross violation of international agreements to which Iraq is a party, the channel notes.

Earlier, Al-Arabiya TV channel reported that protesters tried to storm the main gate of the US Embassy in Baghdad in the green zone of the Iraqi capital, where diplomatic missions and government agencies are located.

Protest rallies at the US embassy began immediately after the funeral of members of the Shiite group Kataib Hezbollah who died during the attacks of American drones.

As previously reported by RIA Novosti in the State Department, the protesters could not penetrate the territory of the diplomatic mission.

The United States previously attacked five Hezbollah targets in Iraq and Syria “in response to Kataib Hezbollah’s repeated attacks on Iraqi bases.”

The Pentagon explained that these actions were taken as a response to the attacks of the movement on the Iraqi base near Kirkuk, which led to the death of a US citizen and the injury of four American troops. US accuses Iran of sponsoring Hezbollah.

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