The United States will deploy troops in the Middle East after the attack on the embassy
WASHINGTON: The United States will send 750 soldiers to the Middle East, after an attack by pro-Iranian protesters against the US embassy in Baghdad .
The US Secretary of Defense said Tuesday that the United States will deploy troops immediately in the Middle East, a measure taken hours after protesters stormed their embassy.
Approximately 750 soldiers will be deployed in the region immediately and additional IRF forces are ready to deploy in the next few days, he said. the Pentagon head of a series of tweets on Tuesday night, he said.
The IRF refers to the Immediate Response Force of the 82nd Airborne Division .
"This deployment is an appropriate and precautionary action taken in response to increased threat levels against US personnel and facilities, such as we witnessed in Baghdad today," Esper added.
The Pentagon's decision came hours after hundreds of demonstrators, mourning for the Hashd Shaabi members killed in a US attack in Iraq on Sunday, stormed the US embassy in Baghdad 's Green Zone.
American president Donald Trump blamed I ran for orchestrating an attack against the embassy in a tweet on Tuesday morning.