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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad came under rocket attack in the night on Sunday, to repel the attack were involved in the anti-aircraft missile complex "Patriot", reported TV channel al-Sumaria, citing a source in the security services of the country.
"An attempt was made of a rocket attack on the U.S. Embassy in the "green zone" in Central Baghdad. The missile was intercepted by SAM "Patriot", she fell on a house near the Embassy," - said the source.
The Prime Minister of Iraq, Mustafa al-Kazemi was released from the post of adviser on national security and the acting head of the national security Council Faleh al-Fayyad, the leader of the people's militia, "al-Hashd al-SHAABI", said Saturday the Iraqi media.
"On the basis of the public interest and with the consent of the Prime Minister and commander of the armed forces (Mustafa al-Kazemi - ed.) ... decided to release Faleh Faisal Fahd al-Fayyad from the post of acting head of the national security Council," - said in the text of the decree published on the website of the TV channel Al-Sumaria.
The number of cases of the new coronavirus in Iraq has close to 50 thousand a week later, after the country's Ministry of health warned of a possible sharp rise in the spread of the epidemic.
"In the laboratories of the Ministry of health today was 1 958 new cases recorded 1 786 cases of recovery and 104 deaths," - said the Ministry of health in the daily report on Facebook.
At the request of Iran in search of the President of the United States Donald trump for killing the General of the Islamic revolutionary guard Corps (IRGC) Qassem Soleimani has no prospects, says President and member of Executive Committee of Russian Association of international law Anatoly Kapustin.
Earlier it was reported that the judicial system of Iran demand from Interpol to announce an international arrest warrant for more than 30 people "participated in the preparation and dealing with the murder of Qasem Soleimani, among which are political and military leaders of the U.S. and other countries," including trump. In the headquarters of the organization in Lyon RIA Novosti reported that Interpol internal rules do not allow international organizations to consider the request of the judiciary authorities of Iran to search trump.
The security agencies of Iraq were discovered South of Baghdad underground shop on manufacture of rocket launchers and arrested 13 people who worked there, reports TV channel al-Sumaria.
According to him, arrested 13 people, who worked in the shop.
Baghdad international airport came under rocket attack, said Monday the news Agency of INA with reference to the press service of the security organs of Iraq.
"The rocket fell on the territory of the international airport of Baghdad, the damage is not suffered", - is spoken in the message.
At least four rockets fell in the "green zone" in the center of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad near the US Embassy, reports channel Al-Arabiya.
According to the TV channel, rockets fell near the U.S. Embassy in the "green zone" explosions were heard. It is noted that after a rocket attack at the us Embassy sounded the sirens. Channel sources said that over the "green zone" circling helicopters.
The rocket fell in the green zone in the centre of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, near the U.S. Embassy, told RIA Novosti source in the security of Iraq.
About the victims and material damage were reported.
The Iraqi state company State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) has asked some Asian buyers to refuse the supply of oil brand Basrah loading in June and July, says the Agency Bloomberg, citing sources familiar with the situation.
"SOMO asked the companies do not consider whether they have the ability not to accept certain goods in the framework of the contracts for these months," said sources.
The Iraqi Ministry of health announced on Thursday about the registration of 322 new cases of infection with coronavirus, the highest rate in the country since the beginning of the epidemic.
According to Ministry of health published on its official page on Facebook, the day the virus was confirmed in 224 people in Baghdad, and another 22 - in the province of Karbala, 21 - in the province of Erbil, 16 in Sulaimaniya, 11 in the province of Babil. Isolated cases of infection have been also reported in nine other provinces.