Iraq Denounces 'attack' On Bahrain Embassy
Umer Jamshaid 2 years ago Fri 28th June 2019 | 06:57 PM
Iraq on Friday denounced an "attack" by protesters on the embassy of Bahrain that prompted Manama to recall its ambassador from Baghdad
On Thursday around 200 protesters upset by Manama's hosting of a US-led middle East peace conference torched Israeli flags outside the Bahrain embassy in Baghdad and hoisted Iraqi and Palestinian flags.
The Palestinian Authority boycotted the "Peace to Prosperity" workshop in Manama, accusing the unabashedly pro-Israel Trump of dangling the prospect of cash to try to impose political solutions and ignoring Israeli occupation.
Iraqi security forces broke up the rally Thursday night as the interior ministry announced the arrest of 54 people accused of allegedly "attacking the (Bahraini) embassy".
Hakim also expressed hope that the incident would not "undermine diplomatic relations" between the two countries, the Iraqi foreign ministry said in a statement.
An Iraqi police official on Thursday said the protesters did not enter the embassy compound.