US envoy cautions Iran after Iraqi militia rocket attack on Baghdad embassy

“If Iran and its proxies engage in military activities and terrorist activities that kill Americans, they’re going to be sorry,” US Special Representative to Iran Elliot Abrams said on Friday, after another rocket attack on the US embassy compound in Baghdad. There will be more sanctions coming in November and December, so you can expect that, yes,” said Abrams after visits to Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE

The rocket attack, coming shortly after the Trump administration announced it a would pull out several hundred of the 3,000 troops stationed in Iraq, coincided with a secret visit to Baghdad by Esmail Qaani, commander of the IRGC’s al Qods Force  He is reported to have conveyed a directive to Iran’s Mid-East allies to keep a low profile and avoid provocations  in the weeks up until President Trump leaves office.

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