KRG calls to form an international fact-finding mission to investigate the Iranian attack

KRG calls to form an international fact-finding mission to investigate the Iranian attack

Shafaq News/ The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) called today, Wednesday, to form an international fact-finding mission to investigate the Iranian accusations of having Israeli headquarters in Erbil.

The KRG's media office said that the government discussed the missile attack "on the residential areas of Erbil, and the Federal Prime Minister (Mustafa Al-Kadhimi) visit to the site."

The Kurdish Prime Minister, Masrour Barzani, stressed that the attack "targeted the citizens of the Kurdistan, their security and the sovereignty of Iraq."

"Iraq and the international community must put an end to such attacks and violations against the citizens of the Region and Iraq."

Barzani added that the accusations against Kurdistan are "not true at all," renewing the Cabinet's strong condemnation.

 The Council of Ministers also called for forming an international committee composed of representatives of the United Nations, the League of Arab States, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, and the Kurdistan Region to investigate the incident.

Iran attacked Erbil on Sunday, March 13, with a dozen ballistic missiles in an unprecedented assault on the capital of Kurdistan.

The missiles came down in areas near a new U.S. consulate building, but no Americans were injured. 

Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps claimed responsibility. It said that the attack was against "Israeli "strategic centers in Erbil," suggesting it was revenge for recent Israeli airstrikes that killed Iranian military personnel in Syria.

The Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi headed a delegation of officials of the Ministers of Defense and Interior to visit the Erbil Governorate.

Al-Kadhimi met with the Kurdish President Nechirvan Barzani, the leader Masoud Barzani, and the Prime Minister, Masrour Barzani, to follow up on the situation.

He also visited the attack sites, including the destroyed houses and Kurdistan 24 building.

After meeting Kurdish President, Al-Kadhimi said that the attack represents a "deep concern," adding, "We came today to Erbil to stand by and support Kurdistan."

Concerning Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps' statement claiming that the attack was against "Israeli "strategic centers in Erbil, President Barzani denied the presence of any Israeli base in the Region, considering this rumor is "baseless."

"We demand the Iraqi federal government and the international community to recognize these offensives and spare no effort to curb the country's sovereignty and stability, and the people's security and safety." He said.

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