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US calls on Iraq to uphold sovereignty after assaults by Iran on US targets.

Washington, Jan. 28 (Petra) -- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, late Monday, called on Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi to uphold his country's sovereignty in the face of attacks from Iran on American facilities in Iraq, following Sunday's rocket attack against the US Embassy. In a phone call with the Iraqi premier, Pompeo has expressed his outrage at the continued assaults by Iran's armed groups targeting US facilities in Baghdad, saying: "These attacks demonstrate a wanton disregard for Iraqi sovereignty and a failure to rein in these dangerous armed groups," according to a statement by the State Department. "The government of Iraq must take immediate steps to protect our diplomatic facilities as required by international law," Pompeo wrote on Twitter. //Petra// WH 28/01/2020 11:03:11

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Date:Jan 28, 2020
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