[size=36]Washington: No Americans were injured in the Erbil attack, and we do not believe that it targeted our consulate[/size]
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The US administration announced that it is not likely that the missile attack launched by Iran on Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region of Iraq last night, was targeting the US consulate there.
"We do not believe that the (US) consulate was the target of this attack, but rather that it was an attack on the sovereignty of Iraq," First Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said in an interview with "Fox News" today, Sunday.
For its part, US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan confirmed to CBS that the Iranian attack did not harm any US sites or citizens in Erbil.
And the Ministry of Interior in the Kurdistan region of Iraq had previously announced that the attack was carried out with 12 long-range ballistic missiles from outside the country’s borders towards the new headquarters of the US Consulate in Erbil and the residential civilian areas near the Kurdistan 24 channel building and its surroundings.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard later claimed the attack, saying it had targeted an "Israeli strategic center." The Iraqi Kurdistan government denied the allegations.
Following the attack, pro-Revolutionary Guard channels published texts stating that the bombing was carried out in response to the assassination of "Quds Force" commander Qassem Soleimani and the deaths of Iranians as a result of the Israeli raids on Syria.