US embassy suspends consular operations

Reuters – The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad said on Wednesday that all public consular operations were suspended, a day after Iraqi people stormed its outer perimeter, setting fires, throwing rocks and smashing surveillance cameras.

“Due to militia attacks at the U.S. Embassy compound, all public consular operations are suspended until further notice. All future appointments are canceled. U.S. citizens are advised to not approach the embassy,” it said in a statement.

Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Alison Williams