US troops fired tear gas at protesters outside the Embassy in Baghdad

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 US troops fired tear gas at protesters outside the Embassy in Baghdad


The picture shows the US embassy in Baghdad. (Reuters)

Overseas, Jan. 1 - the day after Iraqi protesters stormed the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, U.S. soldiers fired tear gas at protesters.

U.S. soldiers threw tear gas outside the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on January 1 local time to disperse protesters, AFP reported. After yesterdays (December 31, 2019) protests, dozens of protesters spent the night outside the embassy gate and set fire to several American flags, the report said.

On December 31, 2019 local time, hundreds of Iraqi demonstrators stormed the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad to protest the previous U.S. air strikes in Iraq, AP reported earlier.

Protesters broke into the embassy area and burned the American flag outside. In addition, protesters broke through the outer wall of the embassy enclosure. The photos showed protesters waving yellow flags and shouting slogans. A spokesman for the State Department said the embassy itself had not been damaged.

After the incident, President trump tweeted continuously on social platform, saying that Iran was fully responsible for the attack on the US embassy in Iran, Iran will pay a heavy price for this. Trump added, its not a warning, its a threat!

Iran condemned Washingtons accusations as reckless and warned the United States to reconsider its policies in the region. A spokesman for Irans foreign ministry said that the United States violated the countrys sovereignty and territorial integrity, and now they blame Iran for the Iraqi peoples protests against their cruel acts..

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