Former Deputy Prime Minister Bahaa al-Araji said on Sunday US embassy statements on the wealth of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei were a "test balloon" to know the political forces that stand with Iran, calling on the Iraqi government to ask the embassy to make a statement before taking a legal stand. 

"Recent statements by the US Embassy in Baghdad, especially what was published on its official website in one of the social media outlets regarding the false news about Mr. Khamenei's wealth, are a test balloon for the political forces that stand with Iran and its leader," al-Araji said in a statement.

"At a time when we condemn such statements, we would like to show everyone, especially the Iraqi government, that the missions of embassies of all countries in the world, according to the laws, are concerned with the country in which it is located and does not exceed its limits. , Or that the United States considers Iraq to be an Iranian, or is a clear and explicit declaration of the use of Iraqi territory to respond to Iran, especially if we know that all wars and confrontations, preceded by media statements are the primary weapons of those wars. 

"The Iraqi government and all political forces must unite to demand that the US Embassy make a statement first and then take appropriate legal action." 

It is noteworthy that the US Embassy in Baghdad spoke last Friday (April 26, 2019), about the wealth of the Iranian guide Ali Khamenei, noting that it is estimated at 200 billion dollars.