Iranian-backed Iraqi forces threaten to target US embassy with precision weapons

The Iraqi Nujaba Movement, backed by Iran, threatened to target the US embassy in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, with what it described as "precision weapons."

The Secretary-General of the movement, Akram Al-Kaabi, said in a tweet to him, today, Sunday: "We are still waiting for official positions from all forces regarding the military barracks violating Iraqi sovereignty, which America placed in central Baghdad on behalf of an embassy to wreak corruption and sabotage in Iraq."

He added, "The resistance has its position if all of them remain silent, especially since precision weapons have entered service."

On Sunday, the Asaib Ahl al-Haq faction in Iraq, which is affiliated with the Popular Mobilization Forces and is close to Iran, expressed its objection to the formation of committees to investigate the entities that target the US embassy in Baghdad.

Khazali said in a statement: "There is no issue in Iraq called targeting diplomatic and cultural bodies. Rather, what exists is targeting the Embassy of the United States of America, and this has its well-known reasons. As for the rest of the diplomatic bodies, they practice their work normally without anyone attacking them."

He added, "This embassy belongs to a country that occupies Iraq, after the American administration refused to implement the decision of the House of Representatives and the Iraqi government to withdraw the forces, issued months ago."

In a related context, a security source reported, on Sunday, that an explosive device had exploded against a convoy carrying international coalition equipment on Hilla highway.

The source said to Al-Sumaria News, "The explosion of an explosive device targeted a logistical support convoy transporting international coalition equipment on Hilla highway.


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