Pompeo: strikes on targets in Iraq and Syria were a response to an attack on US forces

“It was a protective measure to ensure the security of American forces and American citizens in Iraq. Its goal was also to contain Iran, ”said Pompeo. He noted that Kataib Hezbollah enjoys the support of Iran, ” said Pompeo.

“They attacked an American target,” the Secretary of State added. “President Trump made it clear that when the lives of Americans are at stake, he will retaliate.” This is what the Department of Defense did yesterday. ”