Video Shows US forces Arriving at Baghdad Embassy
The U.S. Department of Defense has released video showing U.S. Marines sent from Kuwait arriving to reinforce the U.S. embassy compound in Baghdad.
READ MORE: Security forces at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq’s capital used tear gas Wednesday to disperse protesters led by pro-Iran militiamen as they gathered for a second day at the diplomatic site.
Some spent the night camped outside the embassy walls in Baghdad after a large crowd Tuesday breached the outer reaches of the compound and set several fires.
U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is holding Iran responsible for any damage or injuries at U.S. facilities.
“They will pay a very big price. This is not a warning. It is a threat,” Trump tweeted.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei condemned U.S. actions in Iraq and Syria in his own Twitter comments Wednesday, and responded directly to Trump’s threats by saying, “You can’t do anything.”.