Saudi Arabia condemns attacks on US embassy in Baghdad

Reuters , Thursday 2 Jan 2020

Saudi Arabia condemned attacks on the US Embassy in Baghdad, the Saudi foreign ministry said in statement published by the kingdom's official press agency on Thursday.

Supporters of Iranian-backed Iraqi paramilitary groups who stormed the US Embassy perimeter in two days of protests withdrew on Wednesday after Washington dispatched extra troops and threatened reprisals against Tehran.

The unrest followed US air raids on Sunday against Kataib Hezbollah militia bases in retaliation for missile attacks that killed a US contractor in northern Iraq last week.

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