Pompeo sees ‘real likelihood’ Iran will try to hit US troops Jan 06, 2020 0 124 12345 Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that Iran will probably try to attack American troops after a US strike killed a top Iranian commander.“We think there is a real likelihood Iran will make a mistake and make a decision to go after some of our forces, military forces in Iraq or soldiers in northeast Syria,” he told Fox News in remarks aired on Sunday.His comments came as the military advisor to Iran’s supreme leader said there would be a “military” response “against military sites” by Tehran after the US killing of Qasem Soleimani. “It would be a big mistake for Iran to go after them,” Pompeo said.The US has about 60,000 troops in the region, including around 5,200 in Iraq. Washington ordered thousands more soldiers to the Middle East on Friday after Soleimani’s killing. “We’re preparing for all kinds of various responses,” including cyber attacks, Pompeo said. “We’ll have to take a look at what we do when the Iraqi leadership and government makes a decision,” Pompeo told Fox when asked whether the US would leave Iraq if the government asks. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES Iraq parliament demands US troop ouster after Soleimani killing Jan 06, 2020 0 123 Regime air strikes kill five in northwest Syria Jan 06, 2020 0 1143 US army to ‘pay price’ for killing Soleimani, says Hezbollah chief Jan 06, 2020 0 132 Iraqi protesters denounce twin ‘occupiers’ US and Iran Diwaniyah, Iraq, Jan 5, 2020 (AFP) -Iraqi protesters flooded the streets on Sunday to denounce both Iran and the US as "occupiers", angry that fears of war between the rivals was derailing their anti-government .. Iranians mourn general killed by US, chant ‘revenge, revenge’ AFP Tehran Black-clad mourners packed Iran’s second city Mashhad on Sunday as the remains of top general Qasem Soleimani were paraded through the streets after he was killed in a US strike. “Iran’s wearing black, .. NATO to hold urgent meeting on Middle East tensions on Monday Brussels: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has called an urgent meeting of the military alliance’s North Atlantic Council on Monday in response to growing tensions in the Middle East. The ambassador-level .. Iran summons German envoy over ‘unacceptable’ remarks: Ministry Tehran: Iran on Sunday summoned Germany’s charge d’affaires over “unacceptable” remarks by German officials after the killing of a top general in a US strike, the foreign ministry said. In the aftermath of Friday’s US .. Iran says to finalise new retreat from nuclear deal Tehran: Iran will finalise its fifth step back from a nuclear deal later on Sunday, a spokesman said, in retaliation for the US withdrawing from the multilateral accord and reimposing sanctions. “Regarding the fifth ..