United States holds Iran responsible for Iraq attack

26 Février, 2021, 13:39 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
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Speaking to The Associated Press this week, the militia official said three drones were launched from Iraqi-Saudi border areas by a relatively unknown Iran-backed faction in Iraq and crashed into the royal complex in Riyadh on January 23, exacerbating regional tensions.

Though Monday's strike reported no causalities, a rocket fired in Erbil, Iraq last week killed several people, including an American service member and several American contractors.

Kirby said that Biden conducted the strikes after consulting with U.S. allies, including coalition partners.

"The operation sends an unambiguous message: President Biden will act to protect American and Coalition personnel. At the same time, we have acted in a deliberate manner that aims to deescalate the overall situation in eastern Syria and Iraq".

Kirby said the USA airstrikes "destroyed multiple facilities at a border control point used by a number of Iranian- backed militant groups".

Further details were not immediately available.

Biden administration officials condemned the February 15 rocket attack near the city of Irbil in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish-run region, but as recently as this week officials indicated they had not determined for certain who carried it out.

On Monday, at least three rockets targeted the USA embassy in the high-security Green Zone of Iraq's capital Baghdad, in an attack the United States blames on Iran.

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Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh denied any ties to the February 15 attack in Erbil and Iran has not claimed responsibility for any of the other strikes. "Let's let the investigations complete and conclude, and then when we have more to say, we will".

The comments by the senior Iraqi militia official mark the first time an Iran-backed group has acknowledged that Iraq was the origin of the attack, and points to the challenge Baghdad faces in halting attacks by Iranian-backed militia factions in Iraq.

US President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi spoke about this week's rocket strikes on the US embassy in Baghdad, the White House said Tuesday, with both leaders saying those responsible should be "held fully to account".

The senior security official said the strike was a defensive strategy, meant to halt and deter future rocket attacks by the militia group recently seen in Iraq.

The Pentagon had not blamed Iranian-backed militias for the attack even though forensic evidence recovered soon after the attack pointed to a connection to Iranian-backed militias that have conducted similar attacks in the past.

An Iraqi official, also speaking on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said the USA intelligence was shared with Iraq's government.

US forces have been significantly reduced in Iraq to 2,500 personnel and no longer partake in combat missions with Iraqi forces in ongoing operations against the Islamic State group.

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