Blinken calls on Sudanese to protect Americans in Iraq

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Blinken calls on Sudanese to protect Americans in Iraq

The US State Department announced that Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi to protect US personnel in the country.

The US State Department announced that Blinken spoke with the Iraqi Prime Minister on Friday. He urged the Iraqi government to fulfill its obligations to protect all facilities where Americans are located.

During the meeting, Blinken emphasized the importance of holding accountable those who are responsible for the attacks on Americans in Iraq. The two sides also discussed the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas, the current humanitarian situation in Gaza, and the need to prevent the conflict from spreading.

This call follows a series of attacks on US forces in Iraq, which US officials attributed to groups allied with Iran.