Threat from Iran to U.S. forces in Iraq remain ‘significant’: Senior U.S. Diplomat


Washington (Reuters) – The threat from Iranian-backed militia to U.S. forces continues to be “significant,” the U.S. State Department’s senior diplomat for the Middle East said on Thursday, adding that Washington was taking “with a pinch of salt” a ceasefire declaration by Iran-backed Kataib Hezbollah.

Speaking to reporters in a teleconference, David Schenker, Assistant Secretary of Near Eastern Affairs at the U.S. State Department also praised the previous work of Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Iraq’s intelligence chief who was named as prime-minister designate on Thursday.

Share post:



Bahrain says two soldiers killed in Houthi drone attack

Riyadh (Reuters) - Two Bahraini servicemen were killed and...

Saudi delegation visits Palestinian territories as Israel and Saudi Arabia eye normalization

Ramallah(AP) — Saudi Arabia’s newly appointed envoy to the...

Saudi Arabia Condemns Attack on Bahraini Soldiers near Yemen Border

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia's Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned...

Saudi Arabia Sends Delegation to Occupied West Bank in Historic Visit

Jericho - In a significant development, Saudi Arabia, currently...