Iraqi Prime Minister Mohamed Shia al Sudani said today that the attacks launched this Friday against the United States embassy in Baghdad are “an insult to Iraq, its stability and security” that “cannot be justified,” and ordered the arrest of those responsible.
At least five rockets were launched today at the United States embassy in Baghdad and hit its surroundings without causing casualties, amid a spike in attacks against American targets in Iraq coinciding with the war in Gaza.
“The perpetrators of the attacks against diplomatic missions are insulting Iraq, its stability and its security”
“The perpetrators of the attacks against diplomatic missions are insulting Iraq, its stability and its security,” said Al Sudani’s office on of rockets against the US embassy “do not represent” the Arab country.
The prime minister, also commander in chief of the Iraqi Armed Forces, also ordered all of the country’s security services to “pursue the perpetrators of the launch of projectiles against the US embassy in Iraq” so that they are brought to justice.
“Attacking diplomatic missions is something that cannot be justified or accepted under any circumstances, regardless of the accusations and illusions behind these shameful acts,” the note continued.
For his part, the spokesman for the commander of the Iraqi Army, Yahya Rasul, said in another statement that these actions represent an “attempt to undermine the political reputation of Iraq” and described them as “acts of terrorism.”
Likewise, he expressed the Government’s commitment to “continue protecting diplomatic missions” and “persecuting” those responsible for the attacks with the aim of “defending the sovereignty and stability of Iraq.”
So far no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, although the amalgamation of pro-Iran militias Islamic Resistance in Iraq has claimed responsibility for around eighty actions against facilities with a US presence in Iraq and Syria since the war broke out in Gaza on October 7.
It is the first attack against American targets in Baghdad after the start of hostilities between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, which have provoked the response of Iraqi militias backed by Iran against Washington for its “unwavering support” for the Jewish State in the war. in Gaza.
Iraq’s pro-Iran militias are part of the so-called Axis of Resistance, a loose anti-Israel alliance led by Iran and made up of the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah and Yemen’s Houthi rebels, among others.