Officials in the United States said they did not believe the U.S. consulate in the autonomous Kurdistan Region in Iraq was the target of an Iranian missile strike on Sunday morning.
“We do not believe the consulate was the target of this attack … this was an attack on Iraq’s sovereignty,” Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman told Fox News Sunday.
Multiple missiles were fired toward the U.S. consulate and a news station in Erbil.
Kurdistan’s counterterrorism force said 12 ballistic missiles had been fired rather than the rockets commonly used by Iranian-backed militia groups, officials told The New York Times.
A U.S. State Department representative told Fox News that there was no damage nor casualties “at any U.S. government facility.”
“The incident is being investigated by the government of Iraq and the Kurdish Regional Government … We condemn this outrageous attack and display of violence,” the representative said.
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps took responsibility for the attack in a statement posted on Iranian state media, saying it targeted “the strategic center of the Zionist conspiracies in Erbil,” referencing the U.S. presence in Iraq with Israel.
Iran previously vowed revenge against Israel for an airstrike in Syria that killed four people, including two members of the Revolutionary Guards, four days prior.
The governor of Erbil denied the presence of any Israeli bases in the semiautonomous Kurdistan Region but U.S. and Israeli intelligence do cooperate.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi condenmned the missile strike as “an attack on the security of our people” and Marsour Barzani, prime minister of the Kurdistan Region, said Erbil “will not bow to the cowards who carried out the terrorist attack.”
Sunday’s attack also came as talks in Vienna aimed at a revived nuclear deal with Iran were paused indefinitely on Friday as Russia demanded that sanctions related to its invasion of Ukraine do not prohibit trade between Moscow and Tehran.
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If they admitted that Iran intentionally targeted the consulate in Iraq then they’d have to deal with it and that would get in the way of the nuclear treaty giveaway that the Xiden regime is working on with the help of Russia. That WAS NOT AN ACCIDENTAL missile attack.
Meanwhile, Putin is getting help from Iran’s Qud’s Force to assist in murdering the peaceful folks of Ukraine. I’d kill two birds with one stone and use the attack on our consulate in Irbil, Iraq to call a B-52 “Arc Light” strike on all of the Qud’s Force bases in Iraq. Send a message to Iran and eliminate any military assistance to Putin from the knuckleheads in Iran.
ITS just like all the times we SAW AND HEARD TERRORISTS chant “ALLUAH ackbar” before blowing themselves up, or shooting places up.
“OH, we don’t know a motive.. Its not terrorism” etc..
THESE DOLTS in office, just cannot EVER BRING THEMSELVES to recognize the truth..
Yeah, Joe—the death to America threat they throw around all the time is just to throw you off.
What an Absolute “Pu…Kitty”!
joe is a traitor for even talking to iran and venezuella treason i say.
These days, the term traitor and treason, have lost all meaning imo, since NO ONE SEEMS TO EVER get held to account for BEING a traitor or treasonous..
Right, and I’ve got oceanfront property for sale in Yuma, AZ.
Just another Iranian crime against humanity that the Biden administration of criminals has to make an excuse for so they can get some Iranian oil to temporarily soften up the energy deprived USA, before the long-term destruction brought on by the Democrats happens in the next election.
Your comment about OIL, was spot on!
ANd you can bet CHINA IS LOVING this admins’s SPINELESS NESS, and licking their Chops at taking Taiwan over..
Bumble brains wouldn’t even see the rock if they got hit in the face with it. With the thrower 5 feet in front of them as they yell their name as its thrown.
And again this treasonous, Democrat Party’s puppet president Moe Biden bows down to our countries enemies. 🙁 🙁 🙁