BAGHDAD, Jan 3 (KUNA) — Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi condemned the killing of chief of Iranian Al-Quds Brigade Qassem Soleimani and deputy chief of Iraqi Al-Hashd Al-Shaabi irregular force Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandes by the US.
In a statement on Friday, Abdul-Mahdi “strongly condemned the assassination of Soleimani, Al-Muhandes and other Iraqi and Iranian figures by the US administration.”
The incident is an attack on Iraq and its people and a clear violation of the country’s sovereignty, he noted. Abdul-Mahdi affirmed that the US is escalating tension and igniting war in Iraq and the whole region.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister said the attack is a violation of the conditions agreed upon for the US troops’ presence in Iraq, which is only to train the Iraqi army and fight the so-called Islamic State (IS).
The two figures were killed earlier today by a US raid on their vehicle near Baghdad International Airport.