In Iraq, Blinken condemns ‘unacceptable’ attacks on US troops by Iran-backed militias

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with the US Marine Corps embassy security guard detachment in Baghdad, Iraq, on November 5, 2023. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool/AFP)
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with the US Marine Corps embassy security guard detachment in Baghdad, Iraq, on November 5, 2023. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool/AFP)

BAGHDAD, Iraq — US Secretary of State Antony Blinken condemns attacks on American troops in Iraq, during a surprise visit to Baghdad to discuss the risks of escalation in Israel’s war with Hamas.

“I made very clear that attacks or threats coming from militias that are aligned with Iran are totally unacceptable. And we will take every necessary step to protect our people,” Blinken says.

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