The admonition comes after a similar State Department statement Saturday condemning "the attack on the Kurdistan Democratic Party's branch office in Baghdad by Iran-backed elements of the Popular Mobilization Forces" and as the Trump administration has warned it could shutter its embassy in Baghdad if the Iraqi government fails to stymie the attacks on diplomatic facilities by Iranian-backed forces.
According to local security forces in Salah al-Din, on Friday a group of armed men believed from an Iran-backed Hashad al-Shabbi paramilitary force in charge of the security in the area snatched 12 men from the predominately Sunni town of al-Farhatah, about 70 miles north of Baghdad.
Following the destruction of the Kurdistan Democratic Party headquarters in Baghdad, al-Kadhimi held an emergency security meeting in which he called for an investigation into the conduct of Iraqi security forces, which failed to prevent the burning of the facility.
London (CNN Business) - Singer Adele has confirmed that she will host "Saturday Night Live" on October 24.
It will be almost 12 years to the day since she last appeared on the NBC show, Adele wrote on Instagram, crediting the appearance with launching her career in the US.
The show kicked off its 46th season on October 3.
In April, after the coronavirus pandemic shut down production earlier in the spring, "SNL" started doing virtual shows titled "Saturday Night Live At Home," which had cast members performing in taped sketches from their homes.
NBC said in September that the show is planning on having "a limited in-studio audience" at the Rockefeller Center in New York for this season.
The 15-time Grammy winner is known for keeping her life away from the public gaze, and she took a break from Instagram from December 2019 to May this year, when she posted a photo to mark her 32nd birthday.