Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim on Friday summoned the charge d'affaires at the US Embassy in Baghdad, Brian McFitters, over the bombing of military positions of the Popular Mobilization attributed to Israel.
The embassy said in a statement today that Hakim summoned McFitters for the absence of the US ambassador in Iraq.
The statement quoted the minister as saying during the meeting that "Iraq is committed to the principle of good-neighborliness with its neighbors and to preserve the security of Iraq and the region, and that Iraq is not an arena for conflict and difference, but for construction and development."
Al-Hakim urged "the US side to commit to the implementation of the terms of the strategic partnership agreement with Iraq in the security and economic aspects and to enhance joint cooperation between the two countries in various sectors."
"Iraq and its government place all diplomatic and legal options at the forefront of its priorities to prevent any external interference in its internal affairs and to safeguard the security and sovereignty of Iraq and its people," the foreign minister said.
In recent weeks, there have been a series of explosions at weapons depots and bases belonging to armed groups in Iraq, many of which are backed by Iran.
Israel says it has carried out hundreds of strikes in Syria, some of which hit Iranian targets, to prevent Tehran from establishing a military presence there and to prevent advanced weapons from reaching its proxies in the region.
Israeli officials have recently indicated that they consider Iraq to be more of a threat than in the past few years, but have not commented directly on the recent bombings at the PMF.
The Popular Mobilization Body, which is affiliated with pro-Iranian groups, has blamed the United States and Israel for the blasts at its weapons depots and bases.
The United States has allowed four Israeli drones to enter the area with US forces and carry out missions on Iraqi soil, the agency said in a statement.
The Pentagon has denied involvement in the strikes. The US-led coalition fighting IS in Iraq rejected the statement.
Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi last week ordered the transfer of all ammunition depots belonging to the armed forces or armed factions outside the cities.
He also revoked all permits for private flights of Iraqi or foreign aircraft, which means the prime minister must pre-authorize flights, including those carried out by the US-led coalition to fight ISIS.