US President Donald Trump says Iran Tuesday “orchestrated” the attack on the US embassy in Iraq and holds the country responsible for it.
“Iran has killed an American contractor and injured numerous of them. We have reacted vigorously and will continue to do so.
Now Iran is orchestrating an attack on the US embassy in Iraq. They will be held fully responsible. Besides, we expect Iraq to use its troops. To protect the embassy, “he said in a tweet.
Iraqi administrators said the ambassador and other staff members had been evacuated from the embassy for their safety.
Thousands of protesters furiously threw themselves in front of the embassy on Tuesday after the US airstrikes in Iraq on Shiite targets.