Iran strongly denies Trump's allegations over US Embassy attacktext_fields
Tehran: The Iranian Foreign Ministry has strongly denied the allegations made by outgoing US President Donald Trump that Tehran was behind the missile attacks on the US Embassy in Baghdad.
The ministry said in an official statement, "Trump will bear full responsibility for any adventurism on his way out."
It added that the US administration's accusations against Tehran are repeated and unfounded, and accused the White House of fabricating them.
In a tweet, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif attacked the US President, and said that exposing American citizens to danger outside their country would not distract attention from Trump's disastrous failures at home.
Zarif also posted a picture of Trump's old tweets, in which he warned of the attempts of former President Barack Obama to provoke a war with Iran at the end of his first term in order to seek re-election.
The US President had accused Iran behind the attack on US Embassy on Sunday and posted the pictures of rockets failed to launch. He also warned that, "If one American is killed, I will hold Iran responsible. Think it over."
Our embassy in Baghdad got hit Sunday by several rockets. Three rockets failed to launch. Guess where they were from: IRAN. Now we hear chatter of additional attacks against Americans in Iraq... pic.twitter.com/0OCL6IFp5M— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2020
The US embassy was attacked on December 20. The Iraqi army said that at least 8 rockets landed in the heavily fortified Green Zone in the capital, Baghdad.
The Iraqi army said that an "outlaw" group was responsible for the attack, and a US official said that although no Americans were injured in the attack, nearly 21 rockets were fired, several of which hit the building.