Transcript for Protesters at US embassy in Iraq disperse
We begin with what appears to be the end of a two day siege at the US embassy in Baghdad. A Ronnie and backed protesters have withdrawn from that US compound. The Pentagon has sailed top of the crisis sending hundreds of additional troops to Middle East overnight. Just in case new violence breaks out ABC's and asked they are Qatar joins us from Washington with the new. Good morning to name Kenneth things have calmed down for now but the situation remains volatile and the US embassy it remains on lock down saying in a statement that all public operations have been suspended. Overnight hundreds of additional troops deploying to the Middle East. More than 700 soldiers from the 82 airborne division Fort Bragg North Carolina making final preparations and boarding a plane. They want to get out there and find out exactly what. Heading to Iraq and bracing for a possible third straight day of clashes outside the US embassy in Baghdad I'm just. Proud of the work them. More than a hundred Marines have already been scented. On Wednesday they fired tear gas to disperse the crowd after the roof of a reception area was ignite it. And a protesters eventually forced to withdraw. It was the second day siege that began after a weekend airstrikes by the US reportedly killed 25 members of a militia group backed by. Those US airstrikes coming in retaliation. For an attack by that militia group that killed a US contractor. The president holding you Ron directly responsible for the chaos and threatening pay back. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo canceling his first official visit to Ukraine to stay in Washington and monitor the situation. Tweeting over Nate. Spoke today with Iraqi prime minister all Mahdi who agreed that he Rockwood continued to uphold its responsibility to keep US personnel secure and would move the Iran backed attackers a wave from the US embassy in Baghdad. We'll continue cooperation to hold Iran and its proxies are responsible. And tensions at the Rodman Ben at an all time high ever since president Tran gotten rid of the nuclear deal and increased sanctions on erotic. Many worried the situation here will only continue to escalate to name Kenneth.
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