In its last meeting, the Saudi Cabinet reviewed the latest events and developments in the regional and international arenas, reiterating the total rejection of all attacks that threaten the security and stability of Iraq, and the importance of the international community standing up to all Iranian violations that violate international laws, charters, and norms.
Iraq’s representative to the UN, Muhammad Bahr al-Ulum, called on the Security Council on Tuesday to support his country’s sovereignty and condemn the aggression on its lands.
Bahr al-Uloum told the Security Council that the Iranian bombing of the Kurdistan region had killed Iraqis and terrified the population, pointing out that Tehran’s ambassador in Baghdad had handed over a protest note, according to what was reported by the Iraqi News Agency.
It also called on the Security Council to condemn any external aggression from any party on Iraqi soil.
In turn, the UN representative in Iraq said after the Security Council session, “Iraq must be removed from the brink.”
These statements came, after Iran renewed, on Tuesday, its bombing of sites in Iraqi Kurdistan.
The Revolutionary Guards announced that it had carried out strikes with 6 Mahaj drones, in addition to missile and artillery attacks on sites in the Halgurd Mountains, northeast of Erbil Governorate.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and Kurdistan Regional President Nechirvan Barzani stressed yesterday the need to respect Iraqi sovereignty and refused to turn the country into an arena for settling regional accounts.
It is noteworthy that the commander of the ground forces of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Muhammad Pakpour, announced last week that his country had launched more than 70 ballistic missiles and dozens of drones at more than 40 points in the Kurdistan region, causing dozens of deaths and injuries.
Tehran often bombs some areas in northern Iraq, where Iranian Kurdish opposition parties and organizations are based, which throughout history fought an armed rebellion against the Iranian regime despite the decline in their military activities in recent years.
However, these organizations are still highly critical of the situation in Iran, and they have become very active recently, which angered Tehran, as it has published on social media, video clips of the demonstrations that the country has witnessed since the death of the young woman, Mahsa Amini, on September 16, after her arrest by the so-called “moral police”.