Following deadly attack on US base
Iraqi foreign ministry calls for de-escalation
BAGHDAD, January 29 — In response to a recent drone attack in northeast Jordan that resulted in the death of three American soldiers and injured dozens more, the Iraqi Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Monday calling for urgent de-escalation of regional tensions.
The statement from the ministry reads:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs conveys profound concern regarding the unfolding security events in the region. It emphasizes the crucial need to mitigate regional escalation amidst the current critical circumstances, urging heightened international collaboration for stability.
Furthermore, the Ministry rejects the security escalation along the northeastern Jordanian border with Syria. It underscores the importance of creating space for ongoing negotiations with the American side, where the Iraqi government is diligently working towards positive understandings that align with the interests of Iraq and the broader region.