Iran blacklists US ambassador to Iraq rejects US move

The Iranian Foreign Ministry said that Iran had blacklisted the US ambassador to Iraq and two other diplomats on Friday following a similar move by the United States against the Iranian envoy in Baghdad.

Iran blacklists US ambassador to Iraq rejects US move

The ministry's spokesman, Saeed Khatibzadeh, said on Twitter that Matthew Toler, the ambassador to Iraq and beyond had played a "central role", including the assassination of Iranian commander Qasim Soleimani in the US missile strike in Baghdad in January.


Iraq is one of the few countries linked to both the United States and Iran to provide military assistance in the 2014-15 campaign against the Islamic State. Iraqis fear that both countries could use Iraqi territory for proxy warfare.


Tehran's move, which allows approved individuals to seize assets in Iran, is symbolic and unlikely to hit US diplomats.


On Thursday, the United States blacklisted Iraj Masjidi, Iran's ambassador to Iraq, saying he had been monitoring the training and support of Iraqi militia groups responsible for attacks on US and coalition forces in Iraq for years. Is.


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