US says 'can't tolerate' attacks by Iranian-backed militias in Iraq

Washington (AFP) – Washington warned Thursday that it would not tolerate attacks on US interests in Iraq by Iran-backed militias, as Baghdad worries about a possible US withdrawal.”We can’t tolerate the threats to our people, our men and women serving abroad,” David Schenker, assistant secretary of state, for near Eastern affairs, told reporters.Schenker did not confirm or deny a reported US threat to withdraw its troop and close its embassy in Baghdad unless the attacks against them stop.”We are working, and we look forward to continuing to work with our Iraqi partners to keep our personnel a…

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