Iran’s consul general in Erbil was summoned by Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) early on Tuesday over an Iranian missile attack on the city.
The KRG’s Department of Foreign Relations said in a statement that “The reactions of the KRG and the people of the region regarding the attack, which sparked concern among the public, were conveyed to Nasrullah Rashnudi.”
Underlining that Iran should not repeat such attacks, the statement strongly condemned the missile strikes, which it said were carried out without any justification.
Adding such attacks do not coincide with the principles of friendship and neighborliness, the statement read that the sovereignty of Iraq and the KRG must be respected.
Early on Sunday at 01:00 local time, 12 long-range ballistic missiles were fired on the capital of the KRG, Erbil. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) claimed responsibility for the attack.
The IRGC stated that it targeted Israeli facilities in Erbil in response to an Israeli airstrike in Syria on March 7 that killed two IRGC officers.