US Officially Condemns Iranian Missile Strikes

( – Iran recently launched missiles at Iraq and Syria. The attack in Iraq was targeted at a based allegedly used by Israeli intelligence, and the other attack was focused on the Syrian city of Idlib, known as a base for ISIS militants, according to Amir Ali Hajizadeh, a commander in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Missiles were also directed at what Iran referred to as the “Zionist headquarters” in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. US officials stated that no American personnel or facilities were targeted but condemned the strikes, describing them as “reckless and imprecise.”

Other explosions were reported in at least two areas in Iraq, including near the US Consulate in Erbil, although Iran did not specifically name the US as a target.

Iraqi officials reported four casualties resulting from the strikes, and Iranian-backed militias in Iraq have been conducting frequent drone attacks on bases housing US forces. The missile strikes were presented as a response to a terrorist attack in Kerman, Iran, during the anniversary of General Qasem Soleimani’s death, where dozens were killed, and ISIS claimed responsibility. General Soleimani was killed in 2020 when Trump ordered a drone strike on his location.

The Islamic Republic Foreign Ministry spokesman, Nasser Kanaani, said that Iran’s response to those who threatened the country’s security consisted of rocket strikes against terrorist targets and the Mossad headquarters. Israel has not made any formal remarks regarding the strikes.

In reaction to the missile strikes, the Iraqi government announced the recall of its ambassador in Tehran “for consultations.” The strikes were notable for being the first time the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps conducted a missile operation targeting two different regions simultaneously. The last reported missile strike by Iran within Iraq occurred in 2020 when at least 16 missiles were fired into the country, according to Fars News, an Iranian state news agency.

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