The European Union condemns the attack on the Swedish embassy in Iraq
The European Union condemned the attack on the Swedish embassy in Iraq today, Thursday, and expressed its hopes that relations between the two parties would quickly return to normal, according to Sky News Arabia.
In the same context, the United States condemned Thursday the attack on the Swedish embassy in Baghdad, which was burned during a demonstration, saying that the failure of the Iraqi security forces to protect it is “unacceptable.”
“It is unacceptable that the Iraqi security forces did not act to prevent demonstrators from entering the Swedish embassy again and damaging it,” said US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller, in a statement.
Miller also added that “diplomatic missions should not be the target of violence,” calling on the Iraqi government to “protect all diplomatic missions in Iraq, in compliance with its international obligations.”
And Iraq took several decisions that would permanently sever relations with Sweden against the background of the two incidents of burning a copy of the Qur’an and kicking it with a foot in Stockholm.
Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to withdraw the Iraqi Chargé d’Affairs from the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in the Swedish capital, Stockholm.
He also directed “to ask the Swedish ambassador in Baghdad to leave Iraqi territory, in response to the repeated permission of the Swedish government to burn the Holy Qur’an, insult Islamic sanctities and burn the Iraqi flag.”