Popular Mobilization Forces leader threatens attacks on Saudi, UAE, Bahraini embassies
Secretary-General of the Iraqi Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada (KSS), a branch of the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces, has threatened attacks on the embassies of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain - similar to that of the US embassy.
“When the Popular Mobilization Forces are capable of besieging the embassy of evil in Baghdad on this day, then they will soon besiege all the US military bases in Iraq – they will even besiege the embassies of countries like Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and others,” the PMF leader Abo Alaa al-Walae said in a tweet on Tuesday.
Hundreds of angry supporters of an Iraqi Shia militia broke down the US embassy gate door on Tuesday, storming inside the compound as gunshots and sirens rang out.
“Iran will be held fully responsible for lives lost, or damage incurred, at any of our facilities. They will pay a very BIG PRICE! This is not a Warning, it is a Threat,” Trump wrote on Twitter hours after protesters angry about US airstrikes on Iraq hurled stones and torched a security post at the US embassy in Baghdad.
The US bombing targeted Kataib Hezbollah bases including weapons arsenals, and command and control locations, killing 27 people, according to local media reports.
The Pentagon said it was in response to repeated attacks by Kataib Hezbollah on US coalition forces based in Iraq, the latest of which was on Friday, when Kataib Hezbollah fired 30 rockets at a US base in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, killing an American contractor.
US bombings in Iraq and Syria targeted a key Iranian unitThe US bombings of Kataib Hezbollah bases in Iraq and Syria have been criticized by Iran, Russia, and Iraq itself, which has said it would review its ... Middle East
Pentagon says sending 750 troops to Mideast after embassy attack in IraqThe United States is sending around 750 more troops to the Middle East immediately, following an attack by pro-Iranian demonstrators on the US embassy ... Middle East
Pompeo says ‘terrorists’ behind US embassy attack in Iraq, names themUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that the attack on the US embassy in Iraq was organized by terrorists, and he named those he said were ... Middle East
Iran says not behind violent protests at US embassy in Iraq: Foreign MinistryIran’s Foreign Ministry denied Tehran was behind violent protests at the US embassy in Iraq on Tuesday, after US President Donald Trump said the ... Middle East