Iraqi Official Accuses Biden Administration Of Violating International Law, Lying

An Iraqi government spokesperson has accused the United States of violating international law and lying about the circumstances behind its retaliatory airstrikes, citing an attack in Jordan.

On Friday, U.S. military forces carried out strikes against Iran-backed terrorists in Syria and Iraq, which were retaliation for a drone strike last Sunday that killed three U.S. soldiers — Sgt. William Jerome Rivers, Spc. Kennedy Ladon Sanders and Spc. Breonna Alexsondria Moffett — and injured dozens more, including at least one who is in critical condition.

U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) issued a statement about the retaliatory strikes, which read: “U.S. military forces struck more than 85 targets, with numerous aircraft to include long-range bombers flown from the United States. The airstrikes employed more than 125 precision munitions.”

In a social media post on Saturday, Iraqi government spokesperson Bassem Al-Awadi declared that the strikes ordered by the Biden administration had killed 16 people and injured 25.

According to a translation from The Hill, Al-Awadi claimed that the U.S. had “deliberately deceived and falsified the facts, by announcing prior coordination to commit this aggression, which is a false claim aimed at misleading international public opinion and disavowing legal responsibility for this rejected crime in accordance with all international laws.”

“This aggressive strike will put security in Iraq and the region on the brink of the abyss, and it also contradicts efforts to establish the required stability,” he added.

“Iraq reiterates its refusal to let its lands be an arena for settling scores, and all parties must realize this. Our country’s land and sovereignty are not the appropriate place to send messages and show force between opponents,” Al-Awadi declared.

White House national security spokesman John Kirby has claimed that the retaliatory strikes were part of an effort to reduce the capabilities of terror groups, while at the same time sending a message to Iran to stop attacking U.S. forces. Kirby also asserted that the U.S. is not looking to start a war with Iran.

Meanwhile, the Biden administration has been accused of telegraphing its planned strikes ahead of time, essentially giving the terrorists a heads-up that would allow some of them to escape. President Joe Biden is also facing criticism for being soft in his policies on Iran since taking office, allowing the terror-supporting nation to accumulate significant wealth and even directly giving money to Iran.

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