The pro-Iranian voices soar in Iraq as the US embassy in Baghdad faced off violent demonstrations and massive protest for carrying out counter terrorism airstrikes.
The US embassy faces threatening scenarios in Baghdad, the capital city of Iraq. There was uproar in the city as the supporters of Iran-backed militia- Kata’b Hezbollah, entered the vicinity of the Green Zone. The heavily protected embassy compound was caught off guard as the angry protesters stormed passed the reception barricades. They breached the outer walls, set off fire and vandalised the security surveillance.
The US security forces were able to disperse the crowd with tear gas and control the situation. The anti-American militant group claims the demonstrations as successful in instigating a fresh wave of support by the Iraqi public for its neighbouring arch-rivals, Iran. The protest was in response against the US missile air strikes that has killed around 20 militants of the Iranian Kata’b Hezbollah.
The US administration has forewarned Tehran against orchestrating any attack on the US officials in the Iraqi soil. Both the US and Iran have been battling it out over controlling the Baghdad administration. While the Washington holds Tehran responsible for the anti-American outburst in Iraq, it has deployed 750 troops to Iraq after the recent developments.
The slight inclination of Iraq towards its neighbour makes the US vulnerable in the Levant soil. The political development in Baghdad will bring forth escalating tensions in the coming months.