In the Sunday rally, the protesters denounced the US interference by chanting “God is the Greatest US is the Great Evil.”“God is the Greatest
US is the Great Evil”
Outside the Iraqi embassy, protestors denounce American meddling in Iraqi affairs pic.twitter.com/KwQljKmpGS
—The protests come as the US is reportedly evacuating its staff from the American embassy in Baghdad as part of a plan to close the embassy.
— Hawar Ali (@HawarAAli) September 27, 2020
The US has reportedly said it is shutting down its embassy in Baghdad unless Iraq prevents rocket attacks.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly called Iraqi President Barham Salih and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi on Sunday.
“What we’re being told is that it is a gradual closure of the embassy over two to three months,” an Iraqi official was cited as saying in a Wall Street Journal report.