Press Statement

The Foreign Ministry summoned the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Iraq this morning and delivered a letter of protest on the Iranian artillery bombardment of the border villages in (Alan Heights) of the city of Haji Omran in the governorate of Erbil on Tuesday 16/6/2020, for the damage it caused in material losses, property damage, as well as spread of fear among the peaceful residents of those areas.

The Foreign Ministry affirms Iraq’s keenness to continue and develop historical relations between the two countries, and affirms the condemnation of these actions, and the importance of the Iranian side’s respect of the sovereignty of Iraq and to ​​stop undertaking such actions, and explore ways of joint bilateral cooperation in controlling security and achieving stability on the shared border.

Foreign Ministry