Statement on Facebook

U.S. Consulate in Erbil: No American facilities were damaged by the Iranian attack

ERBIL, January 18 — The United States Consulate General in Erbil on Thursday issued  a strong condemnation of Iranian airstrikes on the Kurdistan Region earlier in the week, also confirming that no U.S. facilities were damaged in the attack.

The consulate shared a post on its official Facebook account in Kurdish and English saying:

We strongly condemn Iran’s recent violent, senseless attacks against civilians in the IKR, as well as the ongoing drone attacks throughout the region. We express our condolences to the families of those killed, and we wish all the injured a speedy recovery. We condemn Iran’s flagrant violations of Iraq’s sovereignty. As there has been significant misinformation reported in media and social media outlets, we would like to clarify that no U.S. facilities were damaged in Iran’s January 15 attacks.

The announcement came three days after the airstrikes hit several sites in Erbil and its surroundings on January 15, resulting in five fatalities and 16 injuries. Missiles struck the house of well-known businessman Peshraw Dizeyi, who was killed, with his 11-month-old daughter, an employee, and a guest.

Condemnation for as long as no American is hurt

Condemnation for as long as no American is hurt