There is an old rivalry between Iran and US. Iran stopped their oil supply to US. In response to this at the times of AL-KHOMEINI US declared Iran a terrorist nation. Moreover there is a treaty signed by the US and Iran about 10 years ago and US removed all bans it imposed on Iran. But when Donald Trump came in to power he cancelled that treaty and again imposed all the bans on Iran. After this the Iranian leader gave their Anti-American statements to their nation by saying “Death to America”. Trump warned their trading companies to not to do any business with Iran or else you are not doing any business with the US.
On 7th of September 2018 the US embassy in Baghdad was attacked by the three mortar bombs. The statement by the White House accused Iran of not preventing terrorism and attacks on US consulate in Basra and the American Embassy compound in Baghdad. The US warned Iran that it will respond to any attacks by its allies which results in any injury to Americans or damage to US facilities. The statement of the White House says “The US will hold regime in Tehran accountable for any attacks that results in any damage to US people or facilities”.
The mortar attacks was the first such one in several years on the green zone, which houses Parliament ,government buildings and many foreign embassies .According to Iraqi media no casualties or damage were reported. The US embassy also said that “Iran will not going to stop these attacks by its proxies in Iraq which it has supported with money, training and weapons. American Government will respond swiftly and decisively in defense of American lives. People of Basra ransacked and destroyed several government building of Iraq. They were shouting condemnation of what many see as Iran’s sway over Iraq’s affairs.
This review is written by Arham Rasheed, student of BS Geology under supervision of Ms Samia Majeed, Senior Lecturer of Pakistan Studies at Bahria University