In a tweet, our Foreign Ministry spokesman strongly denied Pompeo’s claims that Iran was involved in last night’s rocket attacks in Baghdad.
According to ISNA, Saeed Khatibzadeh, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of our country, wrote in a tweet on Monday: “We strongly reject the anti-Iranian accusations of Pompeo, which were openly made with the aim of creating tension. Iran rejects any attack on diplomatic facilities. The US military presence is a source of instability in our region. “No amount of distortion can absolve the United States of its evils.”
According to ISNA, last night 11 Katyusha rockets hit the green area of Baghdad, where the US embassy is located. Following the attacks, US embassy C_RAM air defense systems were activated and US helicopters flew over the area.
Several buildings and vehicles were damaged in last night’s attack, which took place at around 9pm Baghdad time.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted Monday: “Iranian-backed militants have once again recklessly attacked Baghdad, injuring Iraqi civilians. The Iraqi people deserve to prosecute these aggressors. “These criminals must end their destabilizing actions.”
Pompeo blamed “Iranian-linked militias” for the recent attacks and similar attacks on the US embassy, which Iraqi officials and commanders of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces have called suspicious and stressed that the attacks were planned by the United States itself. Somehow justify the stay of American forces in Iraq.
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