The Foreign Ministry is following closely the gathering of demonstrators in front of the United States Embassy gate in protest against the bombing of the Popular Mobilization Forces and the resulting casualties between martyrs and wounded person.

The Foreign Ministry affirms that the diplomatic missions operating in Iraq are highly respected and appreciated, and that the Ministry is committed to preserving its sanctity in line with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, and not to endanger its security, and the Prime Minister has called on everyone to leave immediately these places, and stressed that any assault, or provocation to embassies and foreign representations is an act that security forces will strictly prohibit, and that the law will punish with the harshest penalties.

  Iraqi Foreign Ministry/ Baghdad