The Iraqi Foreign Ministry expressed bewilderment at the introduction of US sanctions against former national security adviser Faleh Al-Fayyadh, who is also one of the leaders of the Shiite militia Al-Hashd al-Shaabi. This is reported by the news portal SHAFAQ News.
“We are surprised by the actions of the US Treasury against the head of the people’s militia, Saleh al-Fayed. Such a decision was an unacceptable surprise for us,” the Iraqi Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The department added that it would closely monitor all US Treasury directives and work to eliminate their consequences.
Earlier, the US Treasury Department added Faleh Al-Fayyadh to the sanctions list “for involvement in serious human rights violations.”