2020.10.14 – 21:32
Baghdad – Draft
On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed his country’s happiness for the Iraqi government to take more measures to protect the US embassy in Baghdad from attacks by armed factions .
Pompeo said in a press conference, (October 14, 2020): “We are pleased that the Iraqis are doing more to enhance the security of our team on the ground.”
Pompeo continued, saying: “Rogue militias target American diplomats whose mission is to help the people of Iraq.”
The US Secretary of State accused Iran of supporting “Iraqi militias that target diplomatic missions and continuing to destabilize the security and stability of Iraq.”
Earlier, the spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Major General Yahya Rasool, confirmed that the committee to investigate violations targeting the security of Iraq will issue decisions regarding targeting diplomatic missions, while indicating that Al-Kazemi supervises the work of the committee.
In a statement to the official agency, followed by People, (October 7, 2020), Rasoul said, “The committee that investigates security breaches will meet and issue several decisions and will reach good and positive results regarding the targeting of embassies, diplomatic missions and citizen security.”
He added, “The Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces supervises the Security Committee, which includes military and intelligence leaders.”
The Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, had confirmed earlier that the parties that killed and wounded innocent Iraqis were harming the future of Iraq and its relations, reaffirming that the state is the one who owns the decision of war or peace.
A document issued by the office of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi revealed the structure of the formed committee to investigate recent security breaches and target diplomatic missions.
People obtained a document issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (October 6, 2020), in which it stated, “Based on the requirements of the public interest, we decided to form a committee headed by National Security Adviser Qassem Al-Araji and the membership of Faleh Al-Fayyad, head of the Popular Mobilization Authority, and Abdulghani Al-Asadi, head of the National Security Agency. Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Rashid Yar Allah, Chief of Staff of the Army, and Lt. Gen. Muhammad Hamid Kazem, Personal Secretary of the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Kamel Abdullah, Deputy Commander of Joint Operations, and Lieutenant General Amer Saddam al-Maliki, Undersecretary for Intelligence and Administrative Investigations at the Ministry of Interior. .
He added, “The committee undertakes the investigation of violations that target Iraq’s security, prestige, reputation, and international obligations, and identifies defaulters, and completes its work within 30 days from the date of implementing this order.”