March 12, 2020 / 11:20 AM / in 18 days

UK demands action to find perpetrators of Iraq rocket attack

Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab arrives for a weekly cabinet meeting at Downing Street in London, Britain March 11, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Thursday demanded Iraqi authorities take action to hold to account those responsible for a rocket attack in Iraq which killed one British and two American personnel.

“We must find those responsible. I welcome the Iraqi President’s call for an immediate investigation to hold perpetrators to account - but we must see action,” British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said in a statement.

Raab also said he had spoken with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday night, and the two had agreed that “it is essential to defend against these deplorable acts.”

Reporting by Kate Holton, writing by William James; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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