Conflicts & War

Iran claims responsibility for missile strike on US consulate in north Iraq

Tehran, Mar 13 (EFE).- The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on Sunday claimed responsibility for multiple rockets that struck Erbil, the regional capital of Iraqi Kurdistan.

Iran’s announcement came after the United States said that its general consulate and Erbil’s airport had been targeted overnight but no casualties were reported.

The IRGC said in a statement that a “strategic center for conspiracy and mischiefs of the Zionists was targeted by powerful precision missiles.”

The Iranian military body claimed the complex was operated by the Israel’s Mossad intelligence service, while media in Iran published a list of alleged victims of the attacks.

The attacks seem to have been carried out in response to an Israeli strike in Syria that killed IRGC commanders on Wednesday, according to the statement.

“Once again, we warn the criminal Zionist regime that the repetition of any mischief will face harsh, decisive and destructive responses,” the IRGC added.

Israel considers the Islamic Republic of Iran as an existential threat for its role in supporting Palestinian militias, the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and the Syrian government. EFE


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