UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The US State Department announced a plan for further action in connection with the siege of the building of the American diplomatic mission in Baghdad.
The foreign ministry refutes plans to evacuate the mission. Messages about the evacuation of the US ambassador to Iraq were also called untrue.
“Our main priority is protecting and ensuring the safety of employees. Our staff is safe, there were no intrusions,” said an employee of the State Department.
The State Department also said the States will protect citizens who support Iraqi independence. “We are closely monitoring the situation and urge the Iraqi government in accordance with its obligations to ensure the security of our diplomatic facilities,” the source said.
Recall that on December 31, a mass rally was held near the US embassy in Baghdad after an attack by the US Air Force on the camp of the Shiite group Kataib Hezbollah in the city of Al-Qaim. US military and Iraqi troops took refuge in the territory of the mission. Hundreds of people besieged the building, began to bombard it with Molotov cocktails. They tried to disperse the protesters with tear gas.
US President Donald Trump accused Iran of organizing a “siege”.
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