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Ukraine’s MFA condemns attempt to attack U.S. Embassy in Iraq

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Iraqi authorities have been urged to take all appropriate steps to hold those responsible
14:36, 2 January 2020

The Times of Israel

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine strongly condemns the attempt to attack the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. This was reported by the Ministry’s press service.

"In accordance with the principles of inviolability of the premises of diplomatic missions and their protection by a host state, we call upon the Government of the Republic of Iraq to take all necessary actions in order to hold the perpetrators accountable and provide the appropriate level of security of foreign diplomatic missions in Baghdad," the statement said.

Several thousand protesters attacked the U.S. embassy in Iraq on Tuesday due to US air strikes that killed more than two dozen pro-Iran fighters at the weekend.

Related: Pompeo postpones visit to Ukraine because of situation in Iraq, - media

They were holding up posters calling for the embassy to be shut down and for parliament to order US forces to leave the country. 

The strikes were in response to escalating rocket attacks on Iraqi bases where US forces are deployed.

As we reported earlier, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo postponed his trip to Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Cyprus due to unrest in Iraq. 

Related: US troops leaving Syria for western Iraq, - Pentagon chief

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