the USA's department of defense sends about 750 extra soldiers to the us embassy in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
this was stated by The secretary of defense Mark Esper, after the embassy on Tuesday was attacked by a number of protesters.
Several thousand persons burned the american flag in front of the embassy, and the furious activists tried to enter the embassy.
- the Death of the UNITED states, said the demonstrators, while they threw stones and water bottles at the embassy.
Secretary Mike Pompeo writes on the night of Wednesday on Twitter that the attack "was carried out by terrorists" and "encouraged by" Iran.
Today's attack against the US embassy should not be confused with the legitimate efforts of the iraqi demonstrators who have been on the street since October in the fight for the iraqi people and to end corruption, which is exported from the iranian regime, he stresses on the Twitter.
President Donald Trump wrote the following in a tweet that he expects Iraq to "use its forces to protect the UNITED states embassy in Baghdad.
He says at the same time that he holds Iran responsible for the attack on the embassy.
- Iran killed one american and wounded many (Friday, ed.). We beat hard again, and we will always do. Now, Iran is behind an attack against the US embassy. We expect that Iraq will protect the embassy, writes Trump on Twitter.
Trump rejects, however, on the night of Wednesday local time, that the UNITED states will go to war against Iran.
I can't see for me. I like peace, says the president on the way to a party.
the UNITED states suspects that the militant group Kataib Hezbollah, which is supported by Iran, of being behind an attack on Friday in which one american citizen was killed. The attack was aimed at an iraqi military base.
the UNITED states responded at the weekend by attacking several targets belonging to the group. 25 militants were killed, and 51 others were wounded in the attack Sunday.
the prime minister described the us attack against the iraqi armed forces as an unacceptable and malicious attacks, which will have dangerous consequences, says according to the news agency Reuters, in a statement from Iraq's prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdis office.
the USA's department of foreign affairs announces on Tuesday, that there are no plans to evacuate staff at the embassy.
- Our first priority is the u.s. staff safety and security. The u.s. staff is in security, and there is no penetration.
- There are no plans to evacuate the embassy in Baghdad, said a spokesman from the u.s. state department.