Iran Claims Missile Barrage Near US Consulate in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran has claimed responsibility for a missile barrage that struck near a sprawling U.S. consulate complex in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil, saying it was retaliation for an Israeli strike in Syria that killed two members of its Revolutionary Guard.
Iraq’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday summoned Iran’s ambassador to protest the attack, calling it a flagrant violation of the country’s sovereignty.
No injuries were reported in the Sunday attack, which marked a significant escalation between the U.S. and Iran.
Hostility between the longtime foes has often played out in Iraq, whose government is allied with both countries.