The United States reportedly said it would not intervene if
Israel were to bomb Shiite militias in Iraq.
A source in the Iraqi government told the Arabic RT network, a Russian television network, on Thursday that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had informed Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi that Washington would not intervene if Israel bombed bases belonging to Shiite militias in Iraq.
Following the remarks, Abd al-Mahdi expressed his fear about the
possible move and told Pompeo that if this were to happen, it will have dire
and dangerous consequences for the region.
Last year, Iran had delivered ballistic missiles to Iraq, handing over some to Shi'ite militias and was trying to develop a missile manufacturing infrastructure in the country.
It's believed Israel knows about the transference of the missiles from Iran to Iraq and has been monitoring the situation closely over the last few weeks, the source said.
Iran's Foreign Ministry denied the report, saying that
"this claim is false, incorrect and ridiculous."
Pompeo responded to the issue on his Twitter account saying that he is "very concerned about the report that Iran has delivered ballistic missiles to Iraqi soil.
"If this is true, it is a blatant violation of Iraqi sovereignty and of the UN Security Council resolution, and Baghdad must decide what is happening in its territory - not Tehran," he said.