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US State Department calls Iranian strikes on Kurdish Iraq ‘unjustified violation’

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent

A Kurdish peshmerga fighter walks as smoke billows in the area of Zargwez, Iraq, following Iranian airstrikes on September 28, 2022. (Shwan MOHAMMED / AFP)
A Kurdish peshmerga fighter walks as smoke billows in the area of Zargwez, Iraq, following Iranian airstrikes on September 28, 2022. (Shwan MOHAMMED / AFP)

The US State Department condemns Iranian drone and ballistic missile attacks against the Iraqi Kurdistan Region “as an unjustified violation of Iraqi sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

“We are also aware of reports of civilian casualties and deplore any loss of life caused by today’s attack,” the State Department says. “Moreover, we further condemn comments from the government of Iran threatening additional attacks against Iraq,” the statement continues. “We stand with the people and government of Iraq in the face of these brazen attacks on their sovereignty.”

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