Statement by the Press Secretary

Statement by the Press Secretary

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 11, 2018

*Statement by the Press Secretary*

Over the past few days, we have seen life-threatening attacks in Iraq,
including on the United States consulate in Basra and against the American
embassy compound in Baghdad. Iran did not act to stop these attacks by its
proxies in Iraq, which it has supported with funding, training, and
weapons.

The United States will hold the regime in Tehran accountable for any attack
that results in injury to our personnel or damage to United States
Government facilities. America will respond swiftly and decisively in
defense of American lives.

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