In a tweet on his Twitter account, Barzani denounced last night’s attack on the US embassy in Baghdad, noting that “diplomatic missions face grave dangers in Iraq. They are here to help combat terrorism and rebuild Iraq.”
He added that he “urges the federal government to take practical measures to ensure the safety of diplomatic missions,” concluding the tweet by affirming that these attacks must stop.
On Monday night, the Green Zone in central Baghdad was subjected to a missile attack, without causing any casualties. In a statement by the Security Media Cell, it was stated that, “through verification, it was found that 3 rockets had fallen, including two on the Green Zone and the third in Al-Harithiya.
According to the statement, “the launching of the rockets from Al-Salam neighborhood (Al-Topji) resulted in damage to 4 civilian wheels, and missile launchers were found by the units of Baghdad Operations Command.”
The United States accused what it described as “Iranian-backed groups” of carrying out the recent attacks in Iraq, as the US State Department spokesman, Ned Price, said: “We will not contribute to an escalation that Iran will exploit to achieve its goal of destabilizing Iraq,” adding: “Weapons have been used. Iranian-made attacks in Iraq. “
Monday’s attack is the third of its kind within a week, which targets Western diplomatic, military or commercial facilities in Iraq after months of relative calm.