January 5, 2020 / 2:09 PM / in 6 months

Iraqi foreign ministry summons U.S. ambassador over air strikes - statement

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq’s foreign ministry said on Sunday it summoned the U.S. ambassador on the back of repeated U.S. air strikes on Iraqi soil that killed Iraqi militia fighters and Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muahndis.

The foreign ministry said the act was, “a flagrant breach of Iraq’s sovereignty and of all international laws and norms that regulate relations between countries and prohibit the use of their lands to carry out attacks on neighbouring countries.”

Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; Writing by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Maha El Dahan

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