The United States has warned Iran about any potential attacks by its proxies and allies against U.S. facilities in the Middle East.
The statement issued on September 11 by the White House came three days after the U.S. Consulate in the Iraqi city of Basra was hit by rocket fire. A day prior to that, three mortars landed inside Baghdad’s Green Zone, where the U.S. Embassy is located. Radio free Europe News
Statement by the Press Secretary
Over the past few days, we have seen life-threatening attacks in Iraq, including on the United States consulate in Basra and against the American embassy compound in Baghdad. Iran did not act to stop these attacks by its proxies in Iraq, which it has supported with funding, training, and weapons.
The United States will hold the regime in Tehran accountable for any attack that results in injury to our personnel or damage to United States Government facilities. America will respond swiftly and decisively in defense of American lives.
In a written statement, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Iran did not act to stop “attacks by its proxies in Iraq, which it has supported with funding, training and weapons”.
On Saturday, several rockets were fired towards Basra airport in the country’s south, which also houses the U.S. consulate. The same day, rockets were fired in Baghdad towards the heavily fortified Green Zone, where the U.S. embassy is located.
The warning from the White House comes as The United Nations Security Council met to discuss Idlib on Friday at the request of the United States, and U.N. Syria mediator Staffan de Mistura said there were “all the ingredients for a perfect storm.
“One of the issues that the two sides can cooperate on is restraining America. Because America is a danger for humanity and there is a possibility to restrain them. The Americans have faced a real defeat in Syria and have not reached their goals.” ~ Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.