Iraq slams attack on Iran consulate in Erbil

TEHRAN, Oct. 22 (MNA) – Iraq’s Foreign Ministry in a Sat. statement has condemned a pre-planned attack on Iranian consulate in Erbil, holding authorities of the Kurdistan region responsible for endangering lives of the consulate staff.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iraq condemns the pre-planned attack on Iran’s consulate in Erbil and the disrespect to the flag of the neighboring country and the endangering of lives of the consulate staff,” Iraq’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Mahjoob said in a statement on Saturday.

The Iraqi foreign ministry also slammed attacks on other consulates and UN offices in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iraq holds authorities of the Kurdistan region fully responsible for the life and safety of the consulates’ staff,” the spokesman added. 

In a statement issued on Sunday, Iran’s consulate in Erbil condemned the Friday attack, reminding the KRG authorities of their duty to protect diplomatic sites and civilians.

The statement also thanked political and governmental officials, heads of tribes, university professors, parliament members and respected people of Iraqi Kurdistan region, Mosul and Kirkuk for having voiced their deepest regrets over the attack.


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