Iran fires missiles toward US consulate in Iraq
Iran fired a series of missiles toward the United States consulate in Erbil, Iraq, on Sunday, March 13, U.S officials report.
According to senior U.S. security officials, the missiles were fired towards the U.S. consulate in Erbil from Iran.
As many as 12 missiles were fired with several missiles hitting the building, Iraqi and US security officials said.
Iranian state media agency IRNA, citing local reports, claimed without evidence that “secret Israeli bases” were targeted in the attack.
The US state department said in a press statement that out of all the multiple missiles that were fired, none made contact with the consulate.
Officials said all U.S. personnel are accounted for and that no casualties have been reported after the airstrike near the unmanned consulate in Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq.
According to Fox News, a State Department Spokesperson, said; “There is no damage or casualties at any U.S Government facility,”
“The incident is being investigated by the government of Iraq and the Kurdish Regional Government and we refer you to them for comment. We condemn this outrageous attack and display of violence.”
The last time missiles were fired from inside Iran was Jan 2020 after former U.S. president Donald Trump killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani using a drone strike.
When Iran fired at the Al Assad Uas Air Base, multiple soldiers suffered concussions and brain problems .
The attack on Sunday comes after talks broke down between Iran, the UK, France, Russia and Germany over the Iranian nuclear deal.
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