U.S. Responds After Attack on U.S. Embassy in Baghdad
The U.S. has responded following an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
On February 22nd multiple rockets were launched at the U.S. Embassy in Iraqi's capital.
A State Department spokesman, Ned Price, says the U.S. will hold Iran “responsible,” however it won’t “lash out” in retaliation.
There have been three separate attacks on U.S.’s presence in Iraq. U.S. service members, resulting in the death of a TU.S. service member and 6 other Americans being wounded.
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The United States is “outraged” by recent rocket attacks in Iraq but will not “lash out” in response, a State Department spokesman said Monday. “We are outraged by the recent attacks,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said at a briefing. “When it comes to our response, we will respond in a way that is calculated, within our own timetable, and using a mix of tools at a time and place of our choosing, as you’ve heard me say before,” he added. “What will not do is lash out and risk an escalation that plays into the hands of Iran and contributes to their attempts to further destabilize Iraq.”
There have been three separate attacks on U.S.’s presence in Iraq within the past week.
In the most recent rocket attack against the U.S. Embassy there were no deaths or injuires reported.
The response from the Biden Administration to the attacks stands in stark contrast to the previous administration.
In 2019 when a U.S. contractor was killed by a rocket strike, the Trump administration launched a counter-attack on the Iran-backed militia who they said was responsible.