Thursday, January 2, 2020

Barack Obama welcomed leader of US embassy attack at the White House | Daily Mail Online

Barack Obama welcomed leader of US embassy attack at the White House | Daily Mail Online: Hadi al Amiri joined Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki when he met President Obama in Oval Office in December 2011
On Tuesday, he was outside the US embassy in Baghdad when it was breached and set alight by Iran-backed members of Kataeb Hezbollah, and other militia of the government-sanctioned Popular Mobilization Forces
Lawmakers and a former FBI director had been outraged by Amiri's presence in the White House in 2011
He is head of the Badr Corps, an Iranian vassal, which despite fighting alongside the US against ISIS in 2014 and 2015, has received funding and arms form Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard - a designated terror group
Amiri is accused of engaging in terrorism against the US as well as helping Iran ship arms to Bashar al-Assad

President Obama sitting alongside Iraq's then-Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in the Oval Office of the White House in December 2011. Hadi al Amiri, who led a pro-Iran siege on the US embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday stands behind the sofa wearing a blue tie as part of Maliki's delegation

 Hadi Al-Ameri Commander of Badr Corps and Sheikh Qais al-Khazali (white turban) in front of US Embassy on Tuesday. The top brass of the pro-Iran militia, referred to by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as an Iran 'proxy' and a 'terrorist' respectively.' Khazali was captured by the SAS in 2006 before he was released in an exchange deal in 2010.

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