The Baghdad Govt Promises to Halt Attacks on The Green Zone. But What Can It Do?

Published January 18th, 2021 - 12:33 GMT
This handout photograph taken and released on November 25, 2020 that shows Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein attending a press conference. (File/AFP)
This handout photograph taken and released on November 25, 2020 that shows Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein attending a press conference. (File/AFP)

Baghdad was working to prevent further attacks on the Green Zone, Iraq’s Foreign Minister told AL Arabiya TV on Monday.

The missile attacks on the Green Zone were embarrassing for the government, Fuad Hussein said, adding that a number of those connected to the attacks were arrested.

“We are working with diplomatic missions to provide the necessary protection,” he said.

Iraq asked Iran to participate in stopping those who target the Green Zone, the minister said.

 

“Washington may take drastic measures if its embassy is targeted,” Hussein claimed.

Tension between Washington and Iran negatively affects the Iraqi arena, according to the minister.  

Iraq, the minister asserted, was in need of coalition forces to confront Daesh, which he said was still present in border areas with Syria.

Meanwhile on the upcoming elections, the foreign minister said that Iraq had discussed the participation of the United Nations to ensure a successful outcome.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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