Protesters Storm U.S. Embassy In Iraq

Protests results after an ordered drone strike After drone strikes killed twenty-four people, believed to be members of an Iranian militia, over the weekend, protesters stormed the U.S. embassy...

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Protests results after an ordered drone strike

After drone strikes killed twenty-four people, believed to be members of an Iranian militia, over the weekend, protesters stormed the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, chanting “Death to America.”

The attack on the embassy is believed to be the most serious crisis the U.S. has faced in Iraq since withdrawing troops in 2011.

On Twitter, President Trump blamed Iran for the attack. However, he said the Iraqi government was also responsible for the safety of the embassy.

“Iran killed an American contractor, wounding many. We strongly responded, and always will. Now Iran is orchestrating an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. They will be held fully responsible. In addition, we expect Iraq to use its forces to protect the Embassy, and so notified!” Trump tweeted.

The protesters have vowed to camp outside the embassy until all U.S. forces leave Iraq.

“The men did not enter the main embassy buildings and later withdrew from the compound, joining thousands of protesters and militia fighters outside who chanted “Death to America,” threw rocks, covered the walls with graffiti and demanded that the United States withdraw its forces from Iraq,” The New York Times reported. “The situation remained combustible, with protesters vowing to camp outside the compound indefinitely. Their ability to storm the most heavily guarded zone in Baghdad suggested that they had received at least tacit permission from Iraqi security officials sympathetic to their demands.”

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