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US warns it is shutting down Baghdad embassy: WSJ

Press TV – September 27, 2020

The US has reportedly said it is closing its embassy in Baghdad unless Iraq prevents rocket attacks.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly called Iraqi President Barham Salih and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi on Sunday.

“What we’re being told is that it is a gradual closure of the embassy over two to three months,” an Iraqi official was cited as saying in a Wall Street Journal report.

A State Department official also took the chance to point the finger at Iran.

“The Iran-backed groups launching rockets at our embassy are a danger not only to us but to the government of Iraq, neighboring diplomatic missions,” the official was cited as saying.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday condemned any assaults on diplomatic places, saying such attacks in Iraq must be stopped.

He touched upon attacks carried out against Iran’s diplomatic locations and highlighted the necessity of guaranteeing the dignity and security of Iranian diplomats in Iraq.

The heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, which hosts foreign diplomatic sites and government buildings, have been frequently targeted by rockets and explosives in the past few years.

September 27, 2020 - Posted by | Illegal Occupation | ,

2 Comments »

  1. A State Department official also took the chance to point the finger at Iran.
    “The Iran-backed groups launching rockets at our embassy are a danger not only to us but to the government of Iraq, neighboring diplomatic missions,”

    I don’t suppose it matters to this “State Department Official” that the USA is illegally in Iraq after the USA attacked that country under a completely FAKE deception(ie, Weapons of Mass Destruction).

    A little bit of self awareness would probably be a good thing to these ‘State Department Officials’

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | September 27, 2020 | Reply

  2. Shut it down! Shut it down-down-down! The US, in its Zionist/Dubya-fueled arrogance, built the sucker @ (if I recall) $750,000,000–“largest embassy in the world,” it was billed. Shutter it!–Give the shattered Iraq back to its people and wish them all the best in trying to put it together again!

    “A State Department official also took the chance to point the finger at Iran.” Aha! Natch…it’s high time to impose more sanctions on Iran…whom shall we target this time?–since just about anyone/thing else has already been sanctioned, how about, e.g., individual taxicab drivers in Tehran, most especially those who have the temerity to be patriots?

    As my hero, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, said in 2007 “God damn America!” for, inter alia, its unChristian satanic ways in subservience to Zionism. Amen. (Obama, of course, tool of the establishment that he was, immediately threw Rev. Wright under the ol’ bus….)

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    Comment by roberthstiver | September 28, 2020 | Reply


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