Following violent protests at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad yesterday, the Pentagon said it would deploy 750 extra soldiers to the region as "an appropriate and precautionary action." Tuesday's attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission by supporters of an Iranian-backed militia marked a fresh escalation of tensions between Washington and Tehran. President Donald Trump tweeted that "Iran will be held fully responsible" for any damage or fatalities.
Could ties with Iraq suffer too? Trump also expressed frustration over the Iraqi government's apparent failure to stop the protesters from storming into Baghdad's Green Zone.