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Saudi Arabia condemns Iranian attacks on Iraq’s Kurdistan region

Saudi Arabia condemns Iranian attacks on Iraq's Kurdistan region

The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed on Thursday the Kingdom’s strong condemnation and denunciation of the Iranian attacks that targeted the Kurdistan region of Iraq and caused the death and injury of many people.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed its total rejection of all attacks that threaten the security and stability of Iraq, stressing the importance of the international community standing up to all Iranian violations that violate international laws, charters, and norms, according to the Saudi Press Agency “SPA”.

According to the Iraqi News Agency, “Ana”, Iran continued to direct its missiles at the Kurdistan region of Iraq, after Wednesday’s attacks on the region in the north of the country, killing 13 and wounding dozens.

In turn, the US Consulate in Erbil announced that it was still receiving reports of continued Iranian attacks, adding in a statement that it could not confirm that the Iranian attacks had ended.

It was reported on Wednesday that 13 people were killed and 58 others wounded, including women and children, in the Iranian bombing, according to the Iraqi News Agency, “Ana”.

The federal government and the Kurdistan government condemned the strikes, which were carried out by “20 drones carrying explosive materials” and affected “4 areas in Kurdistan.”

Meanwhile, the Kurdistan Counter-Terrorism Service said in a statement on Wednesday that Tehran had launched “more than 70 ballistic missiles and unmanned aircraft launchers in 4 stages.”

While the US Central Command for the Middle East announced on Wednesday afternoon that it had shot down an Iranian drone “which was heading towards Erbil, as it appeared to pose a threat to US forces in the region.”

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