Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has strongly denounced the US on bases of Iran-backed militia in Iraq, describing it as an act of “American revenge”, according to Iranian state TV.
“The Iranian government, nation and I strongly condemn the attacks,” state TV quoted Khamenei as saying.
It is worth mentioning that, the US military launched a number of defensive airstrikes in Iraq and Syria against five sites belonging to Hezbollah Brigades-an Iranian backed militia-following the killing of a US civilian contractor, according to the independent.
Trump administration blames the group for a rocket assault on a military base near Kirkuk, northern Iraq, on Friday, which resulted in the death of an American worker and the injury of several US and Iraqi soldiers.
On his part, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi condemned US airstrikes, describing it as an unacceptable vicious attack that will have dangerous consequences.
Pro-Iran militias have stormed the US embassy in Baghdad for a second day, and set fires to tyres in front of it, causing a wave of clashes against the US forces that, in return, fired tear gas to disperse those militias.
The clashes left at least six militants injured and suffocated following demands for American blood in retaliation for airstrikes on Iraq.