The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Tuesday that it had recalled its ambassador from… Tehran To consult on the background of the recent “Iranian attacks” on… Erbil In the north of the country, while I held on Iran She condemned what she called the right to defend her security United State European countries described the attacks as unjustified.
At dawn today, the Regional Security Council announced Kurdstan Iraq -In a statement- that Revolutionary Guards The Iranian army launched a ballistic missile attack on several civilian areas in Erbil yesterday evening, Monday, killing 4 civilians and wounding 6 others.
On the other hand, the Revolutionary Guard announced that it had bombed “spy centers belonging to the… Mossad Israeli forces and gatherings of anti-Iranian terrorist groups in Erbil with ballistic missiles, according to the official Iranian news agency IRNA.
The Iraqi Foreign Ministry said – in a statement – that it had summoned “its ambassador to Tehran, Naseer Abdul Mohsen, for the purpose of consultations against the backdrop of the recent Iranian attacks on Erbil, which led to the fall of a number of martyrs and wounded.”
She added that she also summoned the Iranian Chargé d'Affaires to… Baghdad Abu al-Fadl Azizi, and handed him a note of protest against the backdrop of the Revolutionary Guard’s bombing of targets in Erbil.
In the memorandum delivered to his Iranian charge d'affaires, he expressed Iraq Expressing its “strong condemnation and denunciation of the attack that occurred in a number of areas in Erbil, which led to civilian casualties and damage to public and private property.”
In turn, Iraqi National Security Advisor Qasim Al-Araji told Al Jazeera that allegations about Iran targeting Mossad headquarters are baseless.
Aggression against Iraq
Earlier on Tuesday, the Iraqi government considered the Iranian bombing of the city of Erbil “an aggression against the country's sovereignty and an abuse of the principle of good neighborliness and the security of the region.”
In a previous statement via Telegram, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that it “will take all legal measures, including submitting a complaint to UN Security Council“.
For his part, the spokesman for the Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq, Peshawa Hevermani, said that the Iranian attack on Erbil targeted women, children and civilians.
Hevermani described the Iranian attack as a “cowardly act of violence,” stressing that it was “a blatant violation and a crime against humanity that cannot be denied.”
Hundreds of demonstrators also gathered in front of a United Nations base in Erbil, to condemn the Iranian raids on the region, and urged the international community to take action against Iran.
On the other hand, Iran said – today, Tuesday – that it used its legitimate and legal right to deter threats to national security, against the backdrop of the Revolutionary Guard’s bombing of targets in Syria and Iraq last night.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani said in a written statement that the bombing was a response to those working against his country’s national security.
He stated that the bombing “was carried out within the framework of the legal defense of Iran's sovereignty and security against terrorists.”
As for the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, it said that it bombed “places where leaders and main elements of terrorists gather (…), especially ISIS (ISIS).”Islamic State organization) in the occupied territories in Syria“.
In its statement, the Revolutionary Guard said that its bombing of these sites in Syria came “in response to the recent atrocities of terrorist groups that led to the martyrdom of a group of our dear citizens in Kerman and Rask.”
Internationally, America condemned the attacks, as State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said – in a statement – “The United States strongly condemns the attacks launched by Iran on Erbil today (yesterday) and offers its condolences to the families of the dead. We oppose the reckless Iranian missile strikes that undermine the stability of Iraq.” .
The spokeswoman also denounced National Security Council At the White House, Adrian Watson described “a series of reckless and inaccurate strikes,” stressing that “no American crews or facilities were targeted” in Iraqi Kurdistan.
It also condemned a mission United nations In Iraq, the Iranian attack on Erbil “severely”, and called for “an end to attacks that violate Iraq's sovereignty.”
For his part, British Foreign Secretary David Cameron condemned the attacks launched by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces on the Iraqi city of Erbil, describing them as “unjustified actions.”
In turn, the German Foreign Ministry said – in a post on the X platform – that it “strongly condemns these irresponsible missile attacks launched by Iran on Erbil last night, because they violate Iraq's territorial integrity and endanger the stability of the entire region.”
The French Foreign Ministry also strongly condemned the attacks, and said – in a statement – that “these attacks are a clear violation of Iraq's sovereignty, are disturbing, unacceptable, and threaten the stability and security of Iraq.”