Iraqi Official Present at Embassy Attack Visited Obama's White House in 2011

  • 2020-01-02
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Iraqi Official Present at Embassy Attack Visited Obama's White House in 2011
 
An Iraqi official who was spotted outside the American Embassy in Baghdad as it was attacked visited the Obama White House in 2011 according to reports.

According to Fox News:

An Iran-linked Iraqi official who was spotted in the crowd of angry militia supporters and protesters Tuesday as some of them stormed the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad visited the Obama White House back in 2011.

Hadi Al-Amiri's presence at the scene of the embassy attack -- where crowds chanted “Down, Down USA!” following U.S. airstrikes that killed fighters of an Iranian-backed militia -- underscores how the figure once seen as a potential partner is now viewed by the U.S. government as a dangerous Iran proxy.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pointedly called him out in a tweet accusing him of aiding "terrorists" in the embassy attack.
"All are pictured below outside our embassy," he wrote.

  Obama's camp pointed out that the Bush Administration also tried to form alliances with Iraqi officials with Iranian ties as well. Regardless of the foreign policy approach, the Trump administration was quick to call out these Iran sympathizers within the Iraq government.

 Source: TTN

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