US Condemns Attack on KDP Office in Baghdad
English Türkçe Kurdî
كوردی عربي فارسى

NEWS OPINION REPORTS INTERVIEWS ECONOMY MULTIMEDIA LIFESTYLE CULTURE & ARTS
×

US Condemns Attack on KDP Office in Baghdad

ERBIL — The US State Department has “strongly” condemned the Saturday’s attack on the representation office of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Baghdad by “Iran-backed elements” of the Shia militias of Hashd al-Shaabi.

“The destabilizing activities of Iran-backed militias operating outside of Government of Iraq control are inflaming ethnic and sectarian tensions and undermining democracy,” Morgan Ortagus, a spokesperson for the State Department said in a statement.

“The ability to speak freely and critically is a vital component of any democracy, and political parties should be able to engage in robust debate without threat from militias and thugs,” she added.

The State Department also urged all parties to behave responsibly during this critical period in which Iraq is already dealing with a pandemic, an economic crisis, and the continued threat of the Islamic State (IS).