Baghdad - INA
The deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Authority, Abu Ali Al-Basri, said: "The popular Mobilization has nothing to do with the groups that targeted the American embassy in Iraq," noting that "these groups express themselves, and the popular mobilization does not adopt any process."
Al-Basri added, "Some parties are trying to put the name of the popular mobilization in this case without evidence," stressing that "the PMF formations are present and disciplined, and we have meetings with them and directives."
He continued, "There is a high cooperation between the PMF leaders and security leaders, and this matter has always been focused on by the martyr Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis." Usually, "cooperation between the PMF and the security services is the one who achieved victory in this form and speed." Al-Basri indicated that "the PMF works with the security services in one operation room and there is a high level of coordination, especially with regard to security operations against terrorism."
Yesterday, Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi condemned the missile strikes that targeted the American embassy in Baghdad, while ordering the security forces to search for the perpetrators of the attack.
Abdul-Mahdi said in a statement to his office, received by the Iraqi News Agency yesterday, Sunday: "Once again, the aggression against a foreign diplomatic mission is repeated, with a number of Katyusha rockets falling inside the campus of the American embassy."
He deplored the continuation of these "condemned" and "extra-legal" acts, stressing that these actions weaken the state and undermine its sovereignty and the sanctity of diplomatic missions on its soil.