The latest shelling of Iraq’s Kurdistan region by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps has been condemned by Western countries and the Iraqi government.
Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein condemned the attack as a violation of Iraq’s sovereignty during a telephone call with Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdulahian on Monday, calling the continuation of such unilateral measures “dangerous”. said it was.
In addition, Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has accused some of them of arming themselves of a “violation” of the sovereignty of Iraq and its Kurdish regions after the IRGC attacked the headquarters of an Iranian-Kurdish group.
According to a correspondent for Iran International, the RGC targeted a major Democratic Party of Iran Kurdistan (PDKI) base in the capital Erbil and Komala in Sulaymaniyah with drones and missiles.
The PDKI said Monday’s attack killed a party cadre and a Peshmerga militiaman and wounded several other Peshmerga forces.
The Canadian Embassy in Iraq, the US Consulate General in Erbil, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) and the German Consulate General in Erbil have so far condemned the new attack on the Kurdistan region.
The German consulate general in Erbil said Berlin was urging Iran to respect Iraq’s territorial integrity and sovereignty. “The attack must stop immediately,” it said.
Since the current wave of protests began in Iran after the death in custody of a young Iranian Kurdish woman Martha (Zina) Amini, the Islamic Republic has Steps up attack on Kurdish opposition groups Apparently based in Iraqi Kurdistan aimed at intimidating the Kurds. In addition to PDKI and Comarathe IRGC launched artillery and suicide drone attacks against positions of other Kurdish groups opposing the Islamic Republic, including Parthi Azadi Kurdistan, aka PAK (Kurdistan Freedom Party).
The United States also strongly condemned Iran’s “violation of Iraqi sovereignty” and called on the Islamic Republic to stop attacking its neighbors and the Iraqi people. “We stand by the Iraqi government leaders in Baghdad and the Iraqi Kurdistan region,” the Erbil consulate general said on its Twitter account.
The United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq said that “Iraq should not be used as an arena for resolving issues and that its territorial integrity must be respected”, adding that “Iraq and Iraq on mutual security concerns”. Dialogue between Iran is the only way forward,” he added.
Amini, from the Kurdish town of Saqqez, was arrested and beaten while visiting Tehran. Her hometown and other Kurdish cities were among the first to stage anti-government protests after she died in hospital.
In late October, Iranian Army ground forces also three days war game Around the northwest town of Piranshahr in West Azerbaijan Province, which borders Iraqi Kurdistan.
A series of missile and drone strikes carried out by Iran in September killed 14 people, including women and children, and injured 58 near Erbil and Sulaymaniyah.
Islamic Republic is Kurdish armed group In Iran’s western provinces, “terrorist groups” or “counter-revolutionary”, these groups say the goal of the armed operation is “to protect the rights of the Kurds”.
Kurdish political parties, including Komala and the KDPI, generally support Kurdish autonomy within the Iranian federation.