September 25, 2020

Iran denies role in US embassy violence

first_img“American officials have the astoundingaudacity of attributing to Iran the protests of the Iraqi people against(Washington’s) savage killing of at least 25 Iraqis …,” Iranian ForeignMinistry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said in a statement carried on a ministrywebsite. DUBAI – Iran denied it was behindviolent protests at the United States embassy in Iraq Tuesday and warnedagainst any retaliation, after US President Donald Trump blamed Tehran for anattack on the mission and said it would be held responsible. Protesters led by Iranian-backedmilitias voiced their anger over U.S. air strikes on militia bases in Iraq andSyria, hurled stones and torched a security post at the U.S. Embassy inBaghdad. Photo courtesy of Reuterscenter_img “Mousavi denied the American officials’charges against our country, cautioned against any ill-advised reaction ormiscalculation by U.S. officials, and called on the White House to reconsiderits destructive policies in the region,” the statement said. Earlier on Tuesday, Trump said in aTwitter post: “Iran killed an American contractor, wounding many. We stronglyresponded, and always will. Now Iran is orchestrating an attack on the U.S.Embassy in Iraq. They will be held fully responsible.”/PNlast_img

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