— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) December 31, 2019
Protesters are storming the U.S. embassy in Baghdad in response to air strikes. Donald Trump’s first tweets of the day are about Joe Biden.
What are you doing? The US Embassy in Baghdad is under attack, get yourself to the situation room… https://t.co/qiSJrEgt4D
— ELINT News (@ELINTNews) December 31, 2019
UPDATE: Trump has now blamed Iran for the breach and called on Iraq to provide protection. The failure of Iraq to protect the embassy compound is fairly signifcant seems like.
UPDATE II: Iraq stepped in and remaining staff seems secure for now. Here’s an update from the Washington Post.