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Iran slams US ‘audacity’ to blame it for Baghdad embassy storming

RT | December 31, 2019

Iran has flatly rejected US accusations that it is behind violent protests which broke out at the American embassy in Baghdad in response to US airstrikes on militia groups in Iraq.

In a tweet on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump accused Iran of “orchestrating an attack on the US Embassy in Iraq,” and said Tehran will be held “fully responsible.” Trump also called on “millions” of Iraqis to resist Iran.

Iran hit back at the “audacity” of Washington to blame Tehran for the attacks in a statement posted by the Foreign Ministry.

“America has the surprising audacity of attributing to Iran the protests of the Iraqi people against (Washington’s) savage killing of at least 25 Iraqis…,” it said.

The US hit five Kataib Hezbollah targets in Iraq and Syria last week in retaliation for an attack on a US coalition base near Kirkuk, which no group took responsibility for, but which Washington blamed on the Iranian-backed militia.

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi condemned the airstrikes, calling them a violation of Iraq’s sovereignty and said there could be “grave consequences.” Protesters then stormed the US embassy compound on Tuesday, shouting “death to America” and waving Hezbollah flags.

Washington announced earlier Tuesday that it was sending reinforcements to the Baghdad embassy, in what Defense Secretary Mark Esper said were measures “to ensure our right of self-defense.”

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December 31, 2019 - Posted by | Illegal Occupation, War Crimes | , , ,

6 Comments »

  1. “Washington announced earlier Tuesday that it was sending reinforcements to the Baghdad embassy, in what Defense Secretary Mark Esper said were measures “to ensure our right of self-defense.”

    I don’t think that the USA has a right of “self-defence” when they are illegally in Iraq(and Syria). “Yankee go home”

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    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | December 31, 2019 | Reply

  2. Iran should please continue to be silent, in my opinion. Anything else reeks of USrael bullshit. Ugh, what do I know when all I’m fed are lies? It all makes me sick.

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    Comment by tsisageya | December 31, 2019 | Reply

  3. The United States government is nothing but liars and thieves. I don’t even want to know what else.

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    Comment by tsisageya | December 31, 2019 | Reply

  4. Those who know and object, I’m a sister. You can call on me.

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    Comment by tsisageya | December 31, 2019 | Reply

  5. To the world’s war criminals: How’s all that senseless creating of death, destruction and resentment toward you from near the whole of humanity working out for you?

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    Comment by Jerry Alatalo | December 31, 2019 | Reply

  6. Let us not take our eyes and minds away from another reality in the “intended-consequence” chaos that has ensued since Dubya illegally “shocked and awed” Iraq in March, 2003: the satanic Zionist monster so-called Israel has multiply, indiscriminately bombed Syrian soil (and, more recently, at least one invasion of Iraq by air and bombs) in flagrant violation of international law. Here, the servant US has merely followed the lead of its master….

    “…to ensure our right of self-defense.” Sure. Once again, right out of the Zionists’ “We have the right to defend ourselves” “victim” playbook…when in reality the “victim” is the “victimizer.”

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    Comment by roberthstiver | December 31, 2019 | Reply


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