Protesters Storm U.S. Embassy In Baghdad After Airstrikes | NBC Nightly News

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Published: 01/01/2020

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Thousands of Iranian-backed demonstrators stormed the U.S. embassy compound in Iraq chanting “death to America.” The Pentagon dispatched 100 Marines to shore up defenses against the protesters, who are angry over the U.S. airstrikes against Iranian militias in Iraq and Syria on Sunday. » Subscri...



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It was a sudden and brazen attack. Thousands of iranian-backed demonstrators chanting death to america as they stormed the us embassy in iraq here using a battering ram to try to pierce the armored entrance. Lobbing smoke bombs onto embassy grounds met with tear gas and stun grenades embassy guards watching from the roof protesters lighting fires, though they never got inside the walls of the mass ...
ve embassy complex tonight, the pentagon dispatching a hundred marines from kuwait to shore up defenses president trump Tweeting, the us embassy in iraq is and has been, for hours safe and that iran will be held fully responsible, adding they will pay a very big price. This is not a warning. It'S athreat. The demonstrators are angry. Over sunday's us air strikes against iranian militias in iraq and syria. Those strikes retaliation for an attack on a us base that killed an american contractor secretary of state mike pompeo reacting late tonight. I'M confident president trump will authorize whatever it takes to keep american young men and women safe. The u. s. still has some 5,000 troops in iraq, who have been a recent target of iranian backed violence tonight, u.

s. apache helicopters shooting flares to disperse crowds at the embassy. The fact that we are sending the marine, fast teams and moving helicopters overhead is an indication that we are taking this very seriously and it is a very, very dangerous situationand hans joins us now hans. The president is also facing another global challenge this evening from north korea's dictator kim jong-un yeah in a new speech kim is warning the world that they will soon witness what he calls a quote new strategic weapon in the near future. He is all still blasting what he is calling washington's gangster-like demands on denuclearization. Now no response from president trump to those comments. He did call the us response to the embassy attack the anti benghazi, hey nbc news fans, thanks for checking out our youtube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch. The latest interviews show highlightsand digital exclusives thanks for watching.


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