Top Foreign Relations Democrat demands an explanation for security vulnerabilities at the US embassy in Iraq

Senator Bob MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezBooker publishes list of campaigners Ali Velshi from MSNBC for the weekend switch. The host is the two-hour Saagar Enjeti program. According to Corbyn’s defeat in the UK election, this is an “urgent warning” for Democrat MORE (NJ), the senior Democrat Senate Foreign Relations Committee calls on the Trump administration to explain to Congress that security failure in the US Giving embassy to Baghdad after it was stormed by demonstrators on Tuesday.

Menendez condemned the attack in a statement saying that the US sets priorities to ensure that American diplomats and personnel are safe. He also asked Iraq for help protecting US personnel in the region.

“I urge all Iraqis, including the government and security forces, to continue our partnership with American security and diplomatic personnel to restore security and order,” he wrote.

Demonstrators stormed the U.S. embassy in the Iraqi capital after American forces went on strike over the weekend against Iranian-backed militias in the country and Syria and killed at least 25 people.

These strikes were in retaliation for Friday’s rocket attack on an Iraqi base that killed an American contractor, and Washington has accused the Kataib Hezbollah militia group that has denied the allegations.

Menendez asks the administration to provide Congress with a current security statement in the embassy and “elsewhere in the region”. He plans possible evacuations of the embassy and other personnel, plans to ensure the security of local staff and previous threat indicators of the attack and any security changes that have been made in response.

“While the Trump administration touted its campaign against Iran with maximum pressure, the results so far have been more threats to international trade, encouraged and more violent proxy attacks in the Middle East, and now the death of an American citizen in Iraq.” he said.

The embassy’s protests have forced US diplomats and embassy officials into a fortified security room.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchumer again calls on witnesses to testify in impeachment proceedings. Tulsi Gabbard: Impeachment has “significantly increased” the likelihood of Trump being re-elected, and GOP re-conqueror Susan Collins says it is “open” to call in Senator MORE’s impeachment proceedings against Iran because he saw the demonstrations on Had sparked Tuesday.

“Iran killed an American contractor and injured many. We reacted decisively and will always do so. Iran is now planning an attack on the US embassy in Iraq. They will be held fully responsible,” Trump tweeted. “We also expect Iraq to use its armed forces to protect the message.”