US warns Iran over rocket attacks at military bases in Iraq

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The United States warned Iran on Friday over the rocket attacks on military bases where Iraqi and US troops are stationed, threatening to respond “decisively” if continued.


Within five weeks, different military bases across Iraq came under attacks at least nine times. Washington believes that Iran’s “proxies” are behind the attacks.

“Iran’s proxies have recently conducted several attacks against bases where Iraqi Security Forces are co-located with U.S. and International Coalition personnel.  On December 9, they launched a rocket attack against an Iraqi facility located on the Baghdad International Airport compound,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.

“The United States will continue to work hand-in-hand with our Iraqi partners, including the Iraqi Security Forces, which played a pivotal role in reclaiming Iraq’s sovereignty from ISIS.  We must also use this opportunity to remind Iran’s leaders that any attacks by them, or their proxies of any identity, that harm Americans, our allies, or our interests will be answered with a decisive U.S. response,” the statement continued.

Pompeo also urged the Iranian leaders to respect Iraq’s sovereignty and cease provision of lethal aid and support to third parties in Iraq and throughout the region.

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US warns Iran over rocket attacks at military bases in Iraq

2019/12/c007df2f07daf75e1c60446570d87b70_L-1576314625.jpg
Read: 1020     13:27     14 December 2019    

The United States warned Iran on Friday over the rocket attacks on military bases where Iraqi and US troops are stationed, threatening to respond “decisively” if continued.


Within five weeks, different military bases across Iraq came under attacks at least nine times. Washington believes that Iran’s “proxies” are behind the attacks.

“Iran’s proxies have recently conducted several attacks against bases where Iraqi Security Forces are co-located with U.S. and International Coalition personnel.  On December 9, they launched a rocket attack against an Iraqi facility located on the Baghdad International Airport compound,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.

“The United States will continue to work hand-in-hand with our Iraqi partners, including the Iraqi Security Forces, which played a pivotal role in reclaiming Iraq’s sovereignty from ISIS.  We must also use this opportunity to remind Iran’s leaders that any attacks by them, or their proxies of any identity, that harm Americans, our allies, or our interests will be answered with a decisive U.S. response,” the statement continued.

Pompeo also urged the Iranian leaders to respect Iraq’s sovereignty and cease provision of lethal aid and support to third parties in Iraq and throughout the region.

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