Baghdad summons Iran's ambassador and hands him a "strongly worded" protest note
The Iraqi Foreign Ministry spokesman, Ahmed Al-Sahaf, said, in a press statement received by Shafaq News Agency, that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned, today, the Iranian ambassador to Iraq, Muhammad Kazem Al-Sadeq, as a result of the artillery and aerial bombardment with missiles and drones on multiple cities and villages in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Over the past days, especially yesterday morning Wednesday 28/9/2022, which led to the death and injury of a number of safe Iraqi civilians, including women and children, and caused intimidation of the population, spreading panic among them, and destroying infrastructure.
He added, "The Head of the Neighboring Countries Department, Ihsan Al-Awadi, handed the ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Iraq a strong protest note, which included the Iraqi government's condemnation of this crime, which represented a continuation of the Iranian forces' attacks on Iraq's sovereignty and sanctity of its lands and took a new character that cannot be tolerated, represented by targeting citizens safe people inside Iraqi cities.
In the memorandum, the ministry stressed, according to Al-Sahaf, "its rejection of these actions and the resulting intimidation and terrorization of the safe citizens," and demanded "respect for the sovereignty of Iraq and commitment to the commitments of the Islamic Republic of Iran stipulated in international covenants and to stay away from military logic and the language of weapons in addressing security challenges." of its repercussions on the societal peace of both countries, and on regional security and stability.”
Yesterday, Wednesday, the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the Iranian bombing of four areas in the Kurdistan Region, and threatened to resort to the "highest diplomatic positions" to avoid repetition of the bombing.
Yesterday, the Iranian bombardment was renewed on areas in the Koysanjaq district of the Erbil governorate, which resulted in two deaths and 12 wounded, according to the director of health of the judiciary.
Meanwhile, the opposition Iranian Kurdistan Freedom Party announced that the bombing targeted their headquarters in Koysanjak, killing at least five people, and wounding dozens.
The Minister of Health of the Kurdistan Region, Saman Al-Barzanji, directed a large number of ambulances to Kosanjak district, while the Governor of Erbil, Omid Khoshnaw, directed all relief organizations to enter a state of alert to rescue the injured.
Video clips showed terror and panic among schoolchildren and civilians as a result of the bombing, while the Koysinjaq District Education announced the suspension of official working hours.
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