June 17, 2024

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Biden “strongly condemns” terrorist attack on Iraqi PM

US President Joe Biden on Sunday “strongly condemned” the “terrorist” attack on Iraqi Prime Minister Moustab al-Qasimi, who escaped by drone at his home in Baghdad at dawn.

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“I am relieved that the Prime Minister was not injured and salutes the leadership skills he has shown in calling for peace and restraint,” Joe Biden said in a statement calling for justice for those responsible for the attack.

“I have instructed my National Security Council to assist the Iraqi security forces in investigating the attack and identifying the perpetrators,” the Democratic president added.

Anthony Blingen, the head of US diplomacy, spoke to Moustafa al-Kazimi on Sunday in person on his part to reaffirm the condemnation and offer US support for the investigation.

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According to the services of the Prime Minister of Iraq, this “failed assassination attempt”, Mr. located in the Green Zone. Performed by a “drone bomb” against Qasim’s home, which is a high-security perimeter that includes the United States. Embassy and government buildings

Two security sources said “three drones” were launched from an area more than a kilometer away when the crow flew out of the apartment. Mustafa al-Qasimi’s close bodyguard “shot down two drones” but a third was able to detonate his charge, according to the sources.

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