Member of the House of Representatives, candidate for prime minister, Faik Sheikh Ali, said on Wednesday (January 1, 2020) that the United States estimated the damages that affected its embassy in Baghdad, due to the siege by protesters yesterday, at 100 million dollars.
Sheikh Ali stated in a tweet via the Twitter platform, that “the United States appreciates the damage of the attackers attack on its embassy in Baghdad at 100 million US dollars, the price of a fence, door and jag (bottle),” noting that “Iraq will pay it from the budget of its people.”
He added, “America demands that the leaders of the attack on the embassy be handed over quietly, or leave it to them to hunt them in the corner (the trap),” without disclosing who Washington requested to hand over the leaders of the demonstrations.
On Tuesday morning (December 31, 2019), massive demonstrations protested against the strikes launched by the United States, last Sunday, at the sites of “Hezbollah Brigades” in border lands of Iraq and Syria, and killed at least 25 people. .
US President Donald Trump accused Iran of being behind the “attack” on the embassy, threatening Iran that it would bear “full responsibility” for these events.
And participated in the demonstrations condemning the American bombing, in front of the US embassy, the Secretary-General of Asaib Ahl al-Haq, Qais Khazali, the Secretary General of the Badr Organization, Hadi al-Amiri, and the Deputy Chairman of the Popular Mobilization Organization, Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, and the Deputy Secretary-General for Saraya al-Khorasani, Hamid al-Jaza’iri, while a member of the Council Representatives, from the Parliamentary Bloc of al-Sadiqin, Hassan Salem, inform the Hashd al-Shaabi and Hezbollah Brigades on the outside fence of the embassy.
Earlier in the day, the popular crowd called the protesters, near the American embassy, in the Green Zone, in the center of the capital, Baghdad, to withdraw.
The crowd’s media website stated that the latter “called the masses located near the American embassy to withdraw in respect of the decision of the Iraqi government, which ordered this and to preserve the prestige of the state,” adding that “your message has arrived.”