Hashd al-Shaabi (paramilitary forces) fighters set the U.S. Embassy wall on hearth as they protest to condemn air strikes on their bases, in Baghdad, Iraq December 31, 2019.
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Iranian Overseas Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif mentioned on Friday that the move was a “silly escalation,” though Iranian Protection Minister Amir Hatami was quoted by state news company IRNA as threatening a “crushing revenge.”
Next assaults by Iranian-backed militias on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, all general public consular functions have been suspended till further notice, though U.S. citizens have been suggested not to method the Embassy.
Soleimani was killed by a U.S. army airstrike at Baghdad’s global airport on Thursday, a move the Pentagon verified was directed by U.S. President Donald Trump.