Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hatibzad said in Tehran on the 21st that after the rocket attack on the evening of the 20th, U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo alleged that “Iran is related to this”, Iran strongly protested and condemned this, and warned the U.S. government not to “not try to provoke a rush with Iran” in the near future. burst”.
Khati Buzad also expressed confidence that the Iraqi government would find the militants who carried out the attack according to its responsibilities.
On the evening of the 20th, the U.S. Embassy in the “Green Zone” in the center of Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, was attacked by multiple rockets. Some of the embassy’s facilities were allegedly slightly damaged and an Iraqi security guard was injured.
Pompeo subsequently issued a statement accusing “Iran-backed militias” of being responsible for the attack, and calling them the most serious obstacle to the restoration of peace and prosperity in Iraq.