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.
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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.