White House vows to hold Iran ‘accountable’ for missile strike — Analysis
Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor said that the US will work with Iraq to defeat Tehran
The White House condemned Iran’s missile strike on the US Consulate in Erbil, Iraq this week and vowed to work with the Iraqi government and others in the Middle East to hold Iran “accountable.”
Jake Sullivan, White House National Security Advisor said that the US has a strong security policy. “condemns in the strongest terms” Iran’s attack on “a civilian residence in Erbil,”Which he said took place without “any justification.”
“The United States stands with Prime Minister Kadhimi and the leaders of the Kurdistan Region, President Nechirvan Barzani, and Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, in condemning this assault on the sovereignty of Iraq and its Kurdistan region,”Sullivan went on, and before pledging to “support the Government of Iraq in holding Iran accountable.”
Sullivan stated that the US government will support it. “partners throughout the Middle East in confronting similar threats from Iran.”
The United States of America supports the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Iraq
Officials in Iraq reported that Iran launched at least 12 missiles at Erbil, including several hitting the US Consulate. The incident resulted in no deaths.
Iran claims responsibility for missile attack – reports
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) claimed responsibility for the attack and said it had targeted “the Zionists’ strategic center of plotting and evil.” Iran’s state-owned IRNA news agency said the incident was retaliation for “recent crimes by the fake Zionist regime” – seemingly in reference to a recent Israeli airstrike near Syria’s capital, Damascus, which reportedly killed two IRGC officers and two civilians.
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