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Pompeo has rejected criticism of the United Nations in connection with the murder Soleimani

U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo rejected criticism of the United Nations in connection with the murder of the American forces, a senior Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.

"The blow that killed General Soleimani, was in response to the escalation of a series of armed attacks Iran and the militants, which it supports, forces and US interests in the middle East. The strike was to deter Iran from the organization or support further attacks against the U.S. and its interests, and to reduce the combat potential of the forces of "Quds," added Pompeo.

Pompeo asked Iraq to punish the guilty in the murder of al-Hashimi

U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo asked Iraq to punish the perpetrators of the murder of a security expert Hisham al-Hashimi, who was killed in Baghdad on Monday.

"In the days before his death, he was constantly threatened by Iranian-backed groups. USA subscribe to the partner countries, strongly condemning the murder and demanding the government of Iraq to punish the guilty," said Pompeo at the briefing.

In Iraq, the number of cases COVID-19 exceeded 67 thousand

The number of daily infections with coronavirus in Iraq for the first time close to 3 thousand, the total number of confirmed cases has exceeded 67 thousand, follows from published data of Ministry of health of the country.

The total number of patients with a confirmed diagnosis has grown to 67 442, recovered almost 38 thousand people died 2779.

Iraqi Prime Minister promised to punish those responsible for the murder of an expert in Baghdad

The Prime Minister of Iraq, Mustafa al-Kazemi has promised to punish those responsible for the murder of an expert on security and counter-terrorism Hisham al-Hashimi, who was shot Monday night in Baghdad is unknown, the Agency INA.

As reported earlier, sources in the security agencies of Iraq, a group of armed men on two motorcycles shot and killed al-Hashimi near his home in the East of the capital, he died in the hospital, where he was taken after the attack. He was 47 years old.

In Baghdad killed an expert on the fight against terrorism, media reported

Iraqi expert in security and counter-terrorism Hisham al-Hashimi assassinated in Baghdad are unknown, reported Monday by the TV channel al-Sumaria, citing a source in security services of Iraq.

"A group of armed men on two motorcycles opened fire on Hisham al-Hashimi in the area Sujuna in the East of the capital," - said the source. Al-Hashimi died in the hospital, where he was taken after the attack.

Iraqi security forces denied the information about the shelling of Baghdad airport

The press service of the Iraqi security authorities denied the information about the fall of the rocket near Baghdad international airport.

Earlier TV channel Al-Sumaria reported, citing a source in the security agencies that one rocket fell near the airport of the Iraqi capital.

The airport in Baghdad was subjected to rocket fire

The rocket fell near the Baghdad international airport, reports in on Monday night Iraqi television channel al-Sumaria, citing a source in the security agencies.

According to him, the rocket did not explode. "As a result of impact no one was hurt," - said the source.

The state Department called the common threat of the bombardment of the U.S. Embassy in Iraq

The state Department is aware of an incident with a rocket attack on the us Embassy in Baghdad on Saturday and said such attacks as a threat, told RIA Novosti the representative of the state Department.

The incident occurred a few hours after the US conducted a test of the Patriot air defense system on the territory of the Embassy in Baghdad that angered the Iraqi side, said channel Rudaw. In particular, the Vice-speaker of Parliament Hassan al-Kaabi, and head of the Committee on security and defence in the Parliament Mohammed al reed called the move "provocative", the TV channel.

Iraq will ask the UN security Council, if Turkey did not stop military operations

Baghdad may turn to the UN Security Council and the League of Arab States (LAS), to achieve the cessation of Turkish military operations on Iraqi territory and has economic leverage over Ankara, told RIA Novosti the official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Iraq Ahmed al-Sahaf.

Earlier in June, the Ministry of defence of Turkey has announced two major operations, "the paw of the eagle" and "tiger claws" against the country banned the Kurdistan workers ' party (PKK) in Northern Iraq, after Baghdad twice gave the Turkish Ambassador a note of protest. The Iraqi foreign Ministry urged Ankara to stop unilateral military action, noting that Baghdad is ready to cooperate in ensuring security at the border, subject to the interests of both parties.

In Iraq per day, more than two thousand people were infected with coronavirus

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Iraq has exceeded 60 thousand per day was more than two thousand new cases reported on Sunday the country's Ministry of health.

Mark in 50 thousand infected were overcome 1 July.

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