Iraqi foreign ministry condemns Iran's attack on Erbil's border area


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SULAIMANI — Iraq’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned Iran’s missile attack on Sidakan near the border in Erbil governorate on Wednesday (May 11), stating, the country’s territory must be protected from external interference.

The ministry insisted Iraq must not be used as a stage to threaten neighboring country’s security and emphasized the need for dialogue to deal with security issues "in a manner that preserves Iraq’s sovereignty and enhances security and stability in the region.”

The mayor of Sidakan announced in a statement the area came under missile attack at about 8:20 am on Wednesday and that no casualties were recorded.

Iran’s Tasnim News Agency said the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) launched an artillery attack targeting "strongholds of terrorist groups” in Erbil on Wednesday morning, adding there had been no details on casualties or damage due to the strikes.

(NRT Digital Media)