Jaafar Al-Husseini, the spokesman of the Iraqi Hizbullah Brigades, said in an October 1, 2020 interview on Mayadeen TV (Lebanon) that the Iraqi "resistance" will target Americans throughout Iraq, including in the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. He threatened that attacks against the Americans in Iraq will escalate if the U.S. does not withdraw quickly and unconditionally from Iraq. Al-Husseini said that the resistance will drive the Americans out of the entire region of "West Asia," and not only Iraq, in response to the killing of IRGC Qods Force leader Qasem Soleimani and deputy leader of the PMU Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis.
Jaafar Al-Husseini: "The American embassy has become a military base, not an embassy. It is a military base inside the embassy building, and there are other [American] bases. In addition, the Americans have started to provoke the Iraqi people and the resistance by hinting about possible strikes or attacks. These are very normal reactions.
"The hand of the resistance will reach wherever the Americans are on Iraqi soil, whether in Kurdistan, in western or central Iraq, and elsewhere. Even if the Americans hide behind security companies – whether they belong to Iraqis or not – and even if the Americans hide behind convoys of the security forces, the resistance will spot them.
"The recent attacks against the Americans by the Iraqi resistance constitute a preliminary message to the Americans as to what will happen to them soon if they continue to drag their feet and refrain from withdrawing quickly and unconditionally from Iraq. In such a case, the attacks of the resistance against them will escalate day by day. They will not find help in Kurdistan or elsewhere. We are not talking only about Iraq. The Iraqi resistance has taken upon itself, after the martyrdom of the leaders [Soleimani and Al-Muhandis]... These are not mere slogans. It is a matter of principle for the Iraqis and the Iraqi resistance. America will leave West Asia entirely – not just Iraq. This is in response to the assassination crime at [Baghdad] airport."