Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and Iraq President Barham Salih on Monday condemned airstrikes on Sunday that hit bases and weaponry bases belonging to Iraqi paramilitary groups, which the factions had blamed on Israel.
The two leaders referred to as the strikes an “assault on Iraqi sovereignty” and known as for national unity, based on a statement cited by Iraq’s state news agency.
In a statement late Monday, chief Pentagon spokesperson Jonathan R. Hoffman mentioned the U.S. didn’t conduct the assaults.
They support Iraqi sovereignty and have repeatedly spoken they are against any potential actions by external actors inciting violence in Iraq, the statement reads. The government of Iraq has the best to control their very own internal security and defend their democracy. Hoffman stated the Department of Defense is cooperating with the Iraqi investigation.