Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces
FILE PHOTO: A member of Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) poses for a picture near a drawing of PMF member at their headquarters in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

 – Poland said on Saturday that U.S. retaliatory strikes on Iran-linked targets in Iraq and Syria were the result of Iranian proxies “playing with fire”.

“Iran’s proxies have played with fire for months and years, and it’s now burning them,” Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski told reporters as he arrived for a meeting with his EU counterparts in Brussels.

(Reporting by Sabine Siebold and Andrew Gray)