A shocking and violent protest in Iraq yesterday has the United States on a path toward conflict in the Middle East yet again, this time with the often-annoying nation of Iran.
The Iranian regime has been nothing but trouble as of late, after US President Donald Trump pulled America out of a “nuclear deal” with the Persian nation several months ago. Since that time, Tehran has conducted a number of violent actions, including several attacks on the Middle East’s oil infrastructure and the downing of an American military drone.
Now, an Iran-backed militia attack on the US embassy in Baghdad has the American consulate shutting down for the immediate future.
Even Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was forced to react, canceling a planned trip to Ukraine in order to monitor the situation.
“Secretary Pompeo must postpone his visit to Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Cyprus due to the need for the Secretary to be in Washington, D.C., to continue monitoring the ongoing situation in Iraq and ensure the safety and security of Americans in the Middle East,” State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement. “Secretary Pompeo’s trip will be rescheduled in the near future and he looks forward to the visit at that time.”
President Trump yesterday indicated that Tehran was playing with fire, issuing a series of tweets that boldly threatened the Iranian leadership over their involvement with the dangerous and destructive stunt.
Iran resounded in kind, asserting that the United States “can’t do a damn thing” about Iran’s actions.
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