US vehicle rams Russian diplomatic car in Baghdad

The Russian Foreign Ministry has protested that a US armored (presumably military, but it remains unclear) vehicle rammed a US diplomatic car in Baghdad. The incident, which the US Pentagon has said it will investigate, happened a week ago, while the Russian diplomatic vehicle was driving through Baghdad’s Green Zone on its way to the city’s international airport. According to the Russian statement a three-car Russian diplomatic convoy was in the process of “being overtaken by a line of five US vehicles, one of which suddenly shifted sideways, injuring the diplomats”. One Russian Foreign Ministry official said the US vehicles then sped away, with “some of the [US] soldiers pointing their rifles at the Russians”. [IA]


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