The United States on Sunday strongly condemned an Iranian missile strike on the northern city of Erbil. Jake Sullivan, the US National Security Adviser, said the United States would support Iraq and that Iran should be held accountable.
From Saturday to Sunday night, Erbil was attacked by 12 ballistic missiles fired at the US consulate, Kurdish security forces in northern Iraq said. However, U.S. sources said the U.S. embassy and nearby U.S. bases were not damaged. Many more buildings were damaged.
Iran later admitted to being behind the missile attack on Erbil. According to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the Iranian state media, the attack targeted Israeli “strategic centers”. A few days ago, Israel killed two revolutionary guards in Syria. By then, Iran had declared revenge.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Qadimi on Sunday stressed that his country should not become a place for outside forces to “settle their scores”.
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