US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he was “outraged” by another missile attack on an Iraqi airbase where US forces have been stationed, as neighboring Iran signaled a wish to de-escalate regional tensions.
“Outraged by reports of another rocket attack on an Iraqi airbase,” Pompeo tweeted. “These continued violations of Iraq's sovereignty by groups not loyal to the Iraqi government must end.”
Outraged by reports of another rocket attack on an Iraqi airbase. I pray for speedy recovery of the injured and call on the Government of #Iraq to hold those responsible for this attack on the Iraqi people accountable.— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) January 12, 2020
These continued violations of Iraq’s sovereignty by groups not loyal to the Iraqi government must end.— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) January 12, 2020
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Sunday’s rocket attacks. The US has previously blamed such attacks on Iran-backed groups in Iraq.
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