A statement from Kurdistan Region President

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, January 27, 2020

The President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani condemned the recent attack against the United States Embassy in the Iraqi capital, in a statement released today. Below is the full statement:

We condemn the rocket attack that targeted the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad last night. These actions threaten Iraq’s stability and interests, and if continued, they will have severe consequences on the country.

Protecting the security of diplomatic missions is the duty of the Iraqi authorities. Violating the international rules and regulations by targeting diplomats and diplomatic missions must be prevented. We reiterate that Iraq should not become a battleground for regional and international forces.

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