The full text of the Iraqi Prime Minister’s statement commenting on the targeting of the American embassy with missile strikes


 Politics    01/26/2020 22:10  795          

Baghdad today – Baghdad

Sunday, 26 January 2020, the head of the caretaker government, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, ordered the security forces to search and investigate to prevent the recurrence of the attack on the American embassy in Baghdad.

Abdul-Mahdi said in a statement received (Baghdad today), “Again, the aggression against a foreign diplomatic mission is repeated, with the fall of a number of Katyusha rockets inside the campus of the American embassy … We deplore the continuation of these condemned and outlaw acts that weaken the state and undermine its sovereignty and the sanctity of existing diplomatic missions On its soil. ”

He added: “We have ordered our forces to deploy, search and investigate to prevent the recurrence of such attacks, and arrest those who fired these rockets so that they can be punished before the judiciary.”

He pointed out that “the continuation of this irresponsible and unilateral act, which bears the entire country its consequences and serious repercussions and leads to harming the country’s higher interests and its relations with its friends, which may drag Iraq to be a battlefield, especially at a time when the government started the procedures of implementing the House of Representatives decision to withdraw foreign forces from the country.” .

He continued: “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,” calling on “all benevolent and responsible forces to stand with the government to implement the obligations of Iraq and assume the role of each of them to stop such actions and expose their perpetrators and hold them accountable to walk the country to The consequences are unbelievable.

On Sunday (January 26, 2020), the Security Media Cell announced that 5 Katyusha rockets landed in the Green Zone without causing any losses.

The cell said, in a statement, that “five Katyusha rockets landed in the Green Zone without losses.”

Prior to that, a security source reported, today, that several shells landed in the vicinity of the Green Zone in the center of the capital, Baghdad.

The source said, “Several mortar shells landed in the vicinity of the heavily fortified Green Zone, in the middle of Baghdad.”

He added that “sirens sounded inside the corridors of the US embassy, after the rockets fell,” without revealing more details.

On Tuesday, the Security Media cell confirmed that rockets had landed in the green zone in central Baghdad.

The cell said in a brief statement, “3 Katyusha rockets landed in the vicinity of the Green Zone without causing casualties.”

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