U.S. Secretary of state Michael Pompeo said that the organization of the attack on the US Embassy complex in Baghdad, terrorists and allies of Iran.
To your post on Twitter, the Secretary of state has attached the pictures of the alleged organizers of the attack, which were captured during the riots of the American Embassy. Pompeo also urged not to confuse “attack against the U.S. Embassy with legitimate efforts by the Iraqi protesters”. He also admitted that because of the situation in Iraq will postpone my trip to Ukraine and other countries.
And the Secretary of defense mark Esper in his Twitter said that in the near future in the region will send about 750 soldiers.
the reason for the anger of Iraqis began air strikes, the U.S. air force at five facilities in Syria and Iraq, allegedly controlled by Shiite group “Kataib Hezbollah”. The Pentagon believes her responsible for the rocket attack on Iraqi base near Kirkuk, which killed at least 25 people. Then the US said the UN Secretary General, that on their part it was a defensive action.
protests against the deteriorating living conditions in Iraq are not subsiding since the beginning of October 2019. For two months they have killed more than 430 people, according to TASS.
the Last major escalation between the U.S. and Iran occurred in September. Then, several drones attacked the oil infrastructure of Saudi Arabia. Responsibility for the attack was taken by Yemeni rebels, the Houthis, however, Washington did not believe them and accused the Iranian authorities.
In June, the Iranians shot down an American strategic unmanned aerial vehicle, flown in the airspace of the Islamic Republic.