Pompeo Threatens to Close U.S. Embassy in Iraq Unless Militias Halt Attacks

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Department is demanding immediate action against those responsible for a rocket attack that killed at least five Iraqi civilians on Monday in Baghdad. Police say the rocket was aimed at Baghdad airport. The attack followed a US threat to close its embassy unless the Iraqi government reined in Iran back militias responsible for recent attacks in the region. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al Kadhimi warns that closing any diplomatic mission with threatened regional security.

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