The United States on Saturday condemned the drone attack that targeted the residence of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, calling it an apparent act of terrorism.
"We are relieved to learn the prime minister was unharmed. This apparent act of terrorism, which we strongly condemn, was directed at the heart of the Iraqi state," State Department spokesman Ned Price said.
"We are in close touch with the Iraqi security forces charged with upholding Iraq's sovereignty and independence and have offered our assistance as they investigate this attack," Price added.
On his part, Al-Kadhimi called for calmness after the attack on his residence in Baghdad's Green Zone, assuring people that he was unhurt. His office characterized the attack as a "failed assassination attempt."
Two security sources earlier said in a statement that “a failed assassination attempt against the Prime Minister, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, by a booby-trapped drone, tried to target his residence in the Green Zone in Baghdad.”
It confirmed that the prime minister was not injured and is in good health.