The supreme leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, ayatollah Ali Khamenei, condemned this Wednesday "strongly evil" of the united States, after the u.s. bombing against a force proiraní in Iraq that caused at least 25 people dead last Sunday.
'The Government, the iranian nation and I strongly condemn the wickedness of the united States', he said in his Twitter account, reacting for the first time to the attacks Sunday against bases of the Brigades of Hezbollah in the west of Iraq -allies of Tehran-, on the syrian border.
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on Sunday night, u.s. aircraft responded to the rocket fire that had killed the Friday, a u.s. contractor at a military base in northern Iraq. The attacks were directed against bases of the Brigades of Hezbollah, a faction pro-Iranian of Iraq, and had a balance of 25 fighters dead.
The president of the united States, Donald Trump, threatened on Tuesday to Tehran that it would pay a "high price" after thousands of protesters raided the compound of the american Embassy in Baghdad in protest at the bombings. "Iran will be fully responsible for the lives lost or the damage suffered in any of our facilities," said Trump on Twitter. "You will pay a high price! This is not a warning, is a threat", he added. However, he said he does not expect to come to war. "I don't see that's going to happen," he replied to a journalist who asked him about that possibility.
As a response to the threats, ayatollah Khamenei said: "This guy tweeted that (the united States) considers Iran as responsible for the events in Baghdad and that it will respond to Iran." "First, you can't do anything. Second, if you had a modicum of common sense -that it is not - would understand that his crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan (...) have done that several countries hate", tweeted the iranian supreme leader.
The Government of Iran has denied being involved in the assault against the Embassy of EE UU in Iraq and has warned the authorities of Washington with respect to any error of calculation and act reckless.
Meanwhile, dozens of followers of shi'a militia Crowd Popular remain in front of the doors of the american Embassy in Baghdad, where they managed to break Tuesday in a part of the complex and burning some of their facilities.
A source from the Ministry of Interior iraqi reported that protesters have thrown stones at the embassy but without attempting to penetrate into the fortified complex. The source, who requested anonymity, added that special forces of the iraqi Army, charged with protecting the Green Zone, which houses embassies and government seats in the capital, have been deployed in front of the legation, american.
in Addition, at least six people have been affected by gravity the tear gas thrown by members of the security of the Embassy against the demonstrators. "The protesters have burned tyres in front of the american Embassy in Baghdad and american forces responded by throwing canisters of gas from the interior of the Embassy," said a source from the iraqi security forces in statements to the television to The Summary. "As a result, six demonstrators have suffered drowning", has been reviewed.
on Tuesday, hundreds of protesters, supporters and followers of the Crowd, Popular, stormed repeatedly the Embassy and scuffled with the guards who protect it, who fired tear gas, rubber balls and pumps sound to repel them.
The incident led Washington to send "additional forces" to the area-about 750 troops - to support the staff of the legation, diplomatic, announced the secretary of Defense Mark Esper.
"We have taken appropriate measures of protection to ensure the safety of citizens, military personnel and diplomats from the united STATES in the country, and ensuring our right to self-defense', said Esper in a press release. The secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, for his part, argued that the attack on the Embassy was the work of "terrorists" and "encouraged by representatives of Iran."Updated Date: 01 January 2020, 14:00