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U.S. will not tolerate attacks and threats to American lives and take actions in self-defense, after a recent attack on Camp Taji military base in Iraq, said State Secretary Mike Pompeo on Monday. 

His remarks came during a Sunday phone call with Iraq’s Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi, according to a statement by State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus.

Pompeo told al-Mahdi that “the groups responsible for these attacks must be held accountable,” adding the U.S. “will not tolerate attacks and threats to American lives and will take additional action as necessary in self-defense.”

The top diplomat also reiterated the

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