Tuesday, December 31, 2019

U.S. Embassy Under Attack By Pro-Iranian Militia Members In Baghdad





Daily Mail: Donald Trump vows to hold Iran 'fully responsible' for attack on US embassy in Baghdad: Under-siege American soldiers fire at pro-Tehran Hezbollah mob and wound 20 as Iraqis storm complex and set it on fire in retaliation for airstrikes

* American soldiers inside the embassy have fired tear gas, stun grenades and warning shots at hundreds of fighters who broke down the compound gate and set fires within the complex on Tuesady
* The ambassador was on leave at the time of the attack and embassy staff had already been evacuated before the US marine guard became besieged at the compound
* Trump has vowed to hold Tehran accountable for the embassy attack, which is in retaliation for US air strikes on the Iran-backed Kataeb Hezbollah on Sunday night
* Those USAF strikes were themselves in retaliation for last week's killing of an American contractor in Kirkuk
* 'Iran killed an American contractor, wounding many. We strongly responded, and always will.' Trump tweeted on Tuesday morning. '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!'

President Donald Trump has vowed to hold Iran 'fully responsible' for an attack on the US embassy in Baghdad today, where hundreds of pro-Iran militia members stormed the compound in retaliation for American air strikes.

American soldiers inside the embassy have fired tear gas, stun grenades and warning shots, wounding 20 of the hundreds of fighters who broke down the gate and set fires within the complex in the Iraqi capital.

The ambassador was on leave at the time of the attack and embassy staff had already been evacuated before the US marine guard became besieged behind the bullet-proof glass and on the rooftops.

Trump has vowed to hold Tehran accountable for the embassy attack, which is in retaliation for US air strikes on the Iran-backed Kataeb Hezbollah on Sunday night. Those strikes a retaliation for last week's killing of an American contractor at a US base in Kirkuk.

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More News On The Attack On The U.S. Embassy In Baghdad

Militiamen breach US Embassy in Baghdad; Trump blames Iran -- AP
Violent protests erupt around U.S. Embassy in Baghdad after U.S. air strikes -- Reuters
US Embassy compound in Baghdad under siege as crowds protesting airstrikes break through gate -- FOX News
Protesters chanting ‘Death to America’ break into U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad -- The Washington Post
US Baghdad embassy attacked by protesters angry at air strikes -- BBC
Protesters storm US embassy compound in Baghdad -- Al Jazeera
Iraqi protesters storm US embassy compound in Baghdad -- DW
Protesters ‘break into’ US embassy compound in Baghdad, as crowds rally against American airstrikes in Iraq (PHOTO, VIDEO) -- RT
Protesters angered over U.S. airstrikes storm embassy in Baghdad -- UPI
Protesters storm US embassy compound in Baghdad -- Al Jazeera
Iraqi protesters attempt to storm US Embassy in Baghdad, condemning US air strikes -- ABC News Online
Trump says Iran will be held ‘fully responsible’ for attack on the US embassy in Iraq -- CNBC
Trump: Iran 'fully responsible' for tensions around US embassy -- Al Jazeera
Trump accuses Iran over storming of US embassy compound in Baghdad -- The Guardian

2 comments:

Bob Huntley said...

,,,

Fusion said...

Nothing will be done. Just a mean tweet and a air strike on a empty building somewhere. US with all it’s military might, couldn’t scare a flea in todays political climate.