White House says it will help ‘hold Iran accountable’ after Kurdistan attack

The White House says the US will back efforts to “hold Iran accountable” for a missile attack at Erbil in Iraq’s Kurdistan region and other threats, seemingly ratcheting up the US’s response to the bombing.

“We will support the Government of Iraq in holding Iran accountable, and we will support our partners throughout the Middle East in confronting similar threats from Iran,” US National Security adviser Jake Sullivan says in a statement.

An earlier statement from the State Department said only that the US would “help our partners in the region defend themselves.”

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