US Helicopters Fly over Iranian Embassy, Green Zone in Baghdad

US helicopters were sighted flying over the Iranian embassy in Baghdad and the Green Zone which hosts many Iraqi government buildings.

The Arabic-language al-Mayadeen news website reported on Thursday that a Black Hawk helicopter was flying over the Iranian mission in Baghdad and the Iraqi foreign ministry in al-Salehiyeh district.

It added that the measure is meant to send this message to the Iraqis that the US does not trust the country’s military and security bodies to protect the American interests.

Meantime, Hashim al-Kandi, the head of al-Hadaf strategic studies group, told al-Mayadeen that the measure proves the US spirit of occupation, and noted, “The US helicopters fly over the regions where the Iraqi government buildings and diplomatic missions are located and it is violation of Iraq’s sovereignty.”