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Pompeo urges Iraq to uphold ‘sovereignty’ faced with Iran ‘attacks’ on U.S. targets

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.   | Photo Credit: AFP

The U.S. Secretary of State said the government of Iraq must take immediate steps to protect our diplomatic facilities as required by international law.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday urged Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdel Mahdi to uphold his country’s “sovereignty” in the face of “attacks” from Iran on U.S. facilities in Iraq.

Pompeo “expressed his outrage at the continued assaults by Iran’s armed groups against U.S. facilities in Iraq, including yesterday’s rocket attacks against our Embassy, which resulted in one injury,” the State Department said in a statement.

The statement said that “these attacks demonstrate a wanton disregard for Iraqi sovereignty and a failure to rein in these dangerous armed groups.”

Pompeo said on Twitter that “the government of #Iraq must take immediate steps to protect our diplomatic facilities as required by international law.”

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