Middle East

Protesters storm Bahraini embassy in Iraqi capital Baghdad

Protesters have stormed the Bahraini embassy compound in Baghdad in protest against a conference held in the Gulf nation.

An Iraqi security official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said the protesters stayed in the garden on Thursday and did not storm the offices inside the compound.

He said security forces opened fire in the air to disperse the protesters and reinforcements are on the way to Bagdads western neighborhood of Mansour.

The two-day workshop in Bahrain that ended Wendesday was to promote the Trump administrations $50 billion economic support plan for the Palestinians ahead of a Mideast peace plan to be announced later.

Iraq is home to Iran-backed militias and the embassy attack comes amid tensions between the United States and Iran in the Middle East.

Bahrain recalls Ambassador from Iraq

In a statement, the Bahrain Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the attack on the embassy building of the Kingdom of Bahrain in Iraq by the demonstrators and the acts of sabotage.

The Foreign Ministry said it has decided to recall Salah Ali Read More – Source