They will pay a very BIG PRICE! This is not a Warning, it is a Threat. Happy New Year!” President Trump tweeted on 1 Jan 2020, after the attacks on the US embassy in Iraq. further, he added that Iran will be held fully responsible for lives lost, or damage incurred, at any of our facilities. Then He thanked top Iraqi government leaders for their “rapid response upon request.”
All these events started with the Iranian-supported militia for attacking a coalition base in Kirkuk on Friday 27 Dec 2019, one American contractor was killed and left several US troops injured in this attack. but nobody has claimed responsibility for the Kirkuk attack, and Iran has denied responsibility for any militia attacks on US personnel. However, The US blamed Iranian-backed militia who has been fighting against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorists, while Trump claiming that “Iran killed” the contractor and State Secretary Mike Pompeo declaring it an “Iranian proxy attack.” In retaliation for an attack on a US coalition base near Kirkuk the US hit five Kataib Hezbollah targets in Iraq and Syria and the drones bombarded its military bases near Iraq’s border with Syria, which killed 25 people and wounded 51 others.
The protests were triggered by US airstrikes on three Kataib Hezbollah targets in Iraq and two in Syria on Sunday,29 Dec 2019. all these protesters stormed the compound chanting “death to America,” waving Hezbollah flags and setting fires. The Embassy security forces retaliate with stun grenades, and The US officials told that additional Marines would be deployed to the embassy to support the embassy security.
In response to the protests in Iraq, and at President Trump’s direction, on 31 Dec 2019, the US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that the US will deploy about 750 troops immediately to the Middle East and additional forces from the IRF (the Immediate Response Force) are prepared to deploy over the next several days”