Baghdad Today

Pompeo: President Trump is continuing to work on a three-point project in Iraq

The US Secretary of State, Mark Pompeo, confirmed on Wednesday 1-1-2020, that the American president is continuing to work on achieving his project in Iraq, noting that what happened in front of the American embassy building in the center of the capital Baghdad came by order from Iran, he said.

“The United States of America is interested in Iraq, and we want the following points first, a free Iraq, a second independent, and a sovereign third,” Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News that followed him (Baghdad today).

He stressed, “President of the United States of America, Donald Trump continues to work on this project.”

“We saw the Iranian people demanding that their leaders act differently through protests, and unfortunately, the Iranians’ response was to kill hundreds of citizens,” he added.

“But we also saw in Beirut and in Iraq, we saw the demonstrators who were not in our embassy, so they are real demonstrators, and they are not supported by Iran.”

And broke out in front of the headquarters of the American embassy in Iraq, since yesterday morning, Tuesday, massive demonstrations protesting the strikes launched by the United States, last Sunday, to the sites of “Hezbollah Brigades” in the border lands of Iraq and Syria, and killed at least 25 people, according to The statements of the “popular crowd”.

US President Donald Trump accused Iran of being behind the “attack” on the embassy, threatening Iran that it would take “full responsibility” for these events.

And participated in the demonstrations condemning the American bombing, in front of the American embassy, the Secretary-General of Asaib Ahl al-Haq, Qais Khazali, the Secretary General of the Badr Organization, Hadi al-Amiri, and the head of the Popular Mobilization Organization, Faleh al-Fayyad, and his deputy Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and the Deputy Secretary-General for Saraya al-Khorasani, Hamid al-Jaza’iri, while Hasan Salem, a member of Parliament, raised the representatives of the Popular Mobilization and the Hezbollah Brigades on the embassy’s external fence.

Earlier today, Wednesday, the popular crowd called the protesters, near the American embassy, in the Green Zone, in the center of the capital, Baghdad, to withdraw.

The crowd’s media website stated that the latter “called the masses located near the American embassy to withdraw in respect of the decision of the Iraqi government, which ordered this and to preserve the prestige of the state,” adding that “your message has arrived.” Source