DUBAI: Iraqi President Barham Salih has condemned on Sunday an attack on a vehicle for diplomats from the Australian Embassy in Baghdad, vowing to protect diplomatic missions.
A statement by president’s office, carried by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), stated that Salih received at Al-Salam Palace in Baghdad the Australian Ambassador to Iraq, Paula Ganly.
During the meeting, they discussed the joint bilateral relations, and stressed that the security forces are committed to protect diplomatic missions.
He pointed out that “the incident that happened to a diplomatic vehicle belonging to the Australian Embassy in Baghdad is condemned and denounced," stressing that "the Iraqi security forces are committed to protecting the security of diplomatic missions as an essential part of their missions.”
The meeting followed Friday's incident when an improvised explosive device in Baghdad’s Green Zone slightly damaged a vehicle belonging to the Australian embassy, without causing any casualties.