Iraq Strongly Denounces Iran Missile Attacks In Erbil

The government of Iraq on Wednesday strongly denounced Iran’s missile strikes on some sites in Sidekhan rural town in Erbil, the capital city of Kurdistan region, terming it a violation against Iraq sovereignty.

The Iraq Foreign Ministry in a statement called on Iran to cease firing artillery and assured that they would not let any group use Iraqi territory against Iran or any other of its neighboring countries.

“We are assuring our neighbors that no security threat poses from our land to them and if there is any concern it should be resolved through dialogue,” the statement said.

Iran has fired no less than 10 shells for about 20 minutes, local media reported, saying no casualties were occure.

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said that they have launched artillery attacks on position of “terrorist groups” in Erbil.

“The ground forces of the IRGC would continue pounding terrorist positions and bear zero tolerance to observe the presence and activities of terrorists along Iran’s northwestern border areas,” Mehr reported.

However, the IRGC did not provide details about any possible causality. 

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