Statement by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces concerning targeting the US embassy in Baghdad.

Iraq Prime Minister's Media Office
Sun, Jan 26, 2020

January - 26– 2019

The name of Allah the Merciful

Once again, aggression against a foreign diplomatic mission is repeated, with a number of Katyusha rockets falling inside the US embassy campus. We deplore the continuation of these condemned and outlawed acts that weaken the state and undermine its sovereignty and the sanctity of diplomatic missions on its soil. We ordered forces to deploy to research, investigate to prevent the recurrence of such attacks, arresting those who fired these missiles to get his punishment in front of the judiciary. The continuation of this irresponsible, unilateral act, whole country bears its dangerous ramifications, repercussions, leads to harming the higher interests of the country and its relations with its friends, which may drag Iraq to be a battlefield, especially at a time when the government began measures to implement the Parliament’s decision to withdraw foreign forces from the country, Therefore, the government confirms that it is committed to protecting all diplomatic missions and taking all necessary measures to achieve this in accordance with the law,
We call upon all benevolent and responsible forces to stand with the government to implement the obligations of Iraq and to assume the role of each of them to stop such actions and expose their perpetrators and hold them responsible for the country’s passage to the extent of its consequences.

Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces
January -26- 2020

To read the full piece from Iraq Prime Minister's Media Office, click here.