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U.S. Marines transported by MV-22 Ospreys land at the embassy in Baghdad. (Photo: SPMAGTF)
U.S. troops reportedly fired teargas at pro-Iranian Iraqi militiamen outside the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on New Year’s Day, a day after militia members and supporters broke into the mission compound, prompting warnings from President Trump and a decision to deploy additional U.S. forces to the region.
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei meanwhile hit back at Trump’s threats to retaliate.
Addressing a meeting of nurses in Tehran on Wednesday, Khamenei noted that Trump has blamed Iran for the recent incidents in Baghdad and has pledged to respond.
“First of all, like hell you will,” the Mehr news agency quoted Khamenei as saying. ….