Protesters in Iraq are accusing security forces of firing live rounds at people who were blocking a bridge in the country's capital. Since demonstrations against the government started, more than 260 people have been killed and thousands injured.
Protesters loyal to Shiite militias have withdrawn from the perimeter of the US Embassy in Baghdad. US security staff fired tear gas at demonstrators, who had set fire to the roof of a recepütion area.
President Trump has blamed Iran for "orchestrating" an attack by Iraqi militiamen on the US embassy Baghdad. The incident threatens to escalate an already dangerous downward spiral.
There is seething unrest in Iranian society — but the situation cannot be compared to that of the revolution of 41 years ago, says guest contributor Rainer Hermann of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
Security forces in Baghdad opened fire on protesters who crossed a bridge over the Tigris River into a high-security area. The protests show no sign of stopping.
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