US State Department deputy spokesman Vedant Patel said on Monday that the United States did not give Iraq prior notice before last Friday's attacks on three terrorist targets inside Iraqi territory, adding that Iraq was informed immediately after the attacks. Was informed. They happened.
Battle explained that Iraq, like every other country in the region, was aware that there would be a reaction after the killing of three American soldiers in Jordan, as he said.
White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby claimed last Friday that the US had informed Iraq before carrying out the attack.
However, Iraq denied the existence of any prior coordination for the United States to launch attacks on its territory, and described the announcement by Washington as a false claim aimed at misleading international public opinion.
Following the US attacks, Baghdad summoned the chargé d'affaires of the US embassy and handed him an official protest note, stressing that the attacks were a gross violation of Iraq's sovereignty.
The United States, in response to the killing of its troops, vowed to launch other attacks in the region after 85 targets in Iraq and Syria – some of which belonged to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard – resulting in dozens of deaths and injuries. Happened. in Jordan, which he said was carried out by the “Islamic resistance in Iraq”.
For its part, Iran denied that there were any Revolutionary Guard sites in the areas targeted by the United States.
Meanwhile, the UN Security Council – following Russia's request – is investigating the US attacks on both Syria and Iraq and the extent of their impact on peace and stability in the region.