DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei strongly condemned U.S. attacks on Iran-allied militia group in Iraq, Iranian state TV reported on Wednesday, blaming the United States for the violence in the neighbouring country.
” The Iranian government, nation and I strongly condemn the attacks,” state TELEVISION estimated Khamenei as stating.
The U.S. military performed air strikes on Sunday versus the Kataib Hezbollah militia in response to the killing of a U.S. civilian professional in a Friday rocket attack on an Iraqi military base.
U.S. President Donald Trump implicated Iran of orchestrating violent demonstrations at the U.S. embassy in Iraq on Tuesday and said Tehran would be held responsible. Iran has actually turned down the allegation.
” Again that guy (Trump) has implicated Iran for the attacks. You can refrain from doing a damn thing. If you were logical, which you are not, you would see that your criminal activities in Iraq and other nations have actually made countries hate you,” Khamenei tweeted.
” If Iran decides to confront a country, we will do that honestly … If anyone threatens our country’s interests we will resist … with no hesitation.”
Composing by Parisa Hafezi; Modifying by Peter Graff