UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Missile bombardment of the US embassy in Baghdad is detrimental to Iraq’s reputation and sovereignty , Iraqi parliament head Mohammed al-Halbusi said.
Earlier, Al-Arabiya TV channel reported citing a source in the security services that three missiles had fallen on the territory of the US embassy, one of them had hit the diplomatic mission restaurant. There were no casualties, he noted.
“Repeated missile attacks on the US embassy in central Baghdad are unacceptable. It damages the reputation of Iraq, weakens the state, affects its sovereignty,” the speaker said.
Acting Prime Minister Adel Abd al-Mahdi in a statement wrote that he “ordered to find and punish the perpetrators of shelling the US embassy.”
Baghdad’s Green Zone, where government offices and embassies are located, periodically becomes the target of rocket attacks. Such incidents, as a rule, do not result in casualties and do not entail significant damage.
The situation in the Middle East has sharply worsened in recent weeks. After a protest at the US embassy in Iraq, which Washington blamed on Tehran, the US military killed Iranian general Qassem Suleimani when he was in Baghdad. Iran responded with strikes at the bases in Iraq, where American employees were located, no one was injured during the shelling.
The Iraqi parliament after the assassination of Suleimani called for the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country.
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