United States Statement Effectively Opposing Israeli Action Again Iranian
Forces In Iraq That Threaten Israel
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Text: United States Statement Effectively Opposing Israeli Action Again
Iranian Forces In Iraq That Threaten Israel
Statement on Recent Attacks in Iraq
Aug. 26, 2019
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Department of Defense Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan R. Hoffman
provided the following statement:
U.S. forces did not conduct the recent attack on a convoy or any recent
attacks that resulted in the explosion of ammunition storage facilities in
Iraq. Statements to the contrary are false, misleading, and inflammatory.
We support Iraqi sovereignty and have repeatedly spoken out against any
potential actions by external actors inciting violence in Iraq. The
government of Iraq has the right to control their own internal security and
protect their democracy. They are conducting an investigation into the
recent attacks accordingly.
As guests of Iraq, U.S. forces operate at the invitation of the Iraqi
government and comply with all laws and directions. Furthermore, we are
fully cooperating with the investigation.
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