UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Iran is behind the riots in the US embassy in Baghdad, US President Donald Trump said Tuesday.
“Now Iran organized the attack on the US Embassy in Iraq, he will bear responsibility for it in full.” – wrote he tweeted.
In addition, Trump warned that he was counting on “Iraq using its forces to protect the embassy. And we informed them of this.”
It was previously reported that hundreds of demonstrators who had previously buried victims of US strikes on the Iraqi militia attempted to assault the US embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday . After the funeral, the mourners went to the “green zone” of the city, where government offices and embassies are located, and reached the American embassy.
Under the pressure of the crowd, the guard retreated to the embassy, while the demonstrators broke surveillance cameras around the perimeter of the building and poured water over the building. The protesters also hung on the walls of the embassy the flags of the group, which the United States had previously attacked.
Dozens of protesters succeeded, having demolished the gates, break into the embassy territory. From there, tongues of rising flame were visible. As a result, tear gas was used against the demonstrators, the sounds of gunfire and the roar of a siren were heard. No casualties reported.
Al-Arabiya TV channel reported citing sources that the US ambassador to Baghdad had departed in an unknown direction.
On Sunday, the Pentagon said that the US military in response to attacks by a pro-Iranian Shiite militant group attacked a number of objects of this group – in Iraq and Syria . In turn, the Shiite militia reported 25 dead and 51 wounded as a result of attacks by the US Air Force.
Earlier, a series of attacks were carried out on a number of military bases in Iraq. So, last Friday, the Iraqi military base K1 near the city of Kirkuk was subjected to a missile strike. As a result, one American died, several more American and Iraqi soldiers were injured. The United States blames Iranian-supported fighters for these attacks.
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