Shafaq News / The American envoy to Iran, Brian Hook, said that his country will continue to respond to any attacks targeting American interests in the region, indicating that the American army is in Iraq at the request of the government, and there are American military forces in some bases in order to help the Iraqis In the fight against terrorism.
Hook added in an interview with Al-Hurra that Washington will not tolerate Iranian chaos in the region and in Iraq, which does not care about its interest but rather wants to dominate it.
Hook stressed the need to deter Iranian acts of terrorism in the Gulf region, and the need to impose sanctions on Tehran, especially because of the killing it committed against its own people.
He revealed that US Defense Secretary Mark Esper had informed the Iraqi side before launching the strikes on Kataib Hezbollah sites in Iraq, indicating that these strikes strengthen Iraqi security against attacks by some Iranian militias that have also killed a number of Iraqi soldiers recently.
Hook pointed out that the Iranian regime is facing the worst economic crisis in 2019, and in 2020 it will face a more difficult period, noting that the Iranian people also demonstrate and demand the removal of a 40-year-old oppressive regime.
On Sunday, American forces launched a series of raids on bases belonging to the Iraqi Hezbollah Brigades, which led to the fall of 25 fighters.
The American strikes came two days after a missile attack on an Iraqi base where American forces were present, and for the first time, the killing of an American contractor in Iraq.