The Revolutionary Guards have threatened to strike more targets in Iraq if Baghdad “continues to allow Israel to use its territory” to launch attacks against Iran.
In an interview with the Yemeni Al Masirah TV channel on Thursday, IRGC spokesman Ramezan Sharif claimed that Israel had used one of its bases in the Kurdistan region of Iraq to the attack of mid-February who allegedly destroyed hundreds of drones at a base in the Iranian province of Kermanshah.
Iran launched ballistic missiles at Erbil on Sunday, claiming there was an Israeli base in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq.
He quoted Iran’s ambassador to Iraq as saying that Iraqi Kurds have been repeatedly warned about the base that was targeted this week, as well as two other bases.
He warned of further attacks if Iraq did not get rid of other Israeli bases, saying it is a “natural right” to destroy any base from which Iran’s security is threatened.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has warned the Iraqi authorities Monday that Tehran would not tolerate the use of Iraqi soil by third parties for attacks on Iran, noting that “Iraqi territory has been used against Iran on several occasions in the past by third parties, including groups terrorists such as Kurdish militants, the United States and the Zionist Entity”.
The US mission to the United Nations this week called for a discussion in the UN Security Council “condemn Iran’s missile attack,” saying “the attack hit a civilian residence in Erbil and constitutes an outrageous violation of Iraq’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.”