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Iran Calls Iraqi PM Assassination Attempt A Foreign Plot

Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said that the Sunday attempt to assassinate Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has been the product of foreign plotters.

“The attempt to assissinate al-Kadhimi is a new plot that must be traced back to foreign think tanks, which have brought nothing but insecurity, discord and instability to the oppressed Iraqi people through creation and support of terrorist groups and occupation of that country for years,” Shamkhani wrote on his twitter page on Sunday.

Al-Kadhimi survived an assassination attempt after a drone laden with explosives targeted his residence in the capital, Baghdad.

He escaped unhurt, but security sources said that at least six members of the prime minister’s personal protection force were wounded in Sunday’s attack.

Al-Kadhimi appealed for calm and restraint in a post on Twitter.

“I’m doing fine, praise be to God, and I call for calm and restraint on the part of everyone for the good of Iraq,” he said.

The Iraqi PM later appeared on Iraqi television, saying, “Cowardly rocket and drone attacks don’t build homelands and don’t build a future.”

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