Washington: Baghdad has failed to protect the international coalition forces
The United States of America has expressed its disappointment that Baghdad has failed to protect international coalition forces.
A senior State Department official said: The United States is "very disappointed" because of the performance of the Iraqi government regarding the implementation of its commitment to protect the coalition forces, which is led by Washington in the country.
The Iraqi government has informed the United States that Baghdad will conduct a thorough investigation and bring to justice the persons responsible for the missile attack, which occurred last week and killed two American and one British soldiers.
Moreover, Trump responded to a question addressed to [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] regarding Iran's responsibility for the attack during a White House news conference, saying: Maybe we should not say (that) now. Pompeo said: Let me come back to you later on answering that.
And the US Department of Defense said last week: Trump authorized the U.S. military to respond to the attack, which occurred on March 11.
The United States has held armed militias backed by Iran responsible for the attack,
but has not yet said whether the Iranian leadership is linked to the attack.
When a [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] journalist asked whether Iran was responsible for the attack? Trump enters, saying: We know a lot.
Pompeo added: We have made clear that the militias in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] getting funding, training, and equipment from the Iranians, we urge Tehran not to do so, and we have told them that they will be held accountable for these attacks when they threaten the lives of Americans.
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