Alarming video footage has captured an attack on the U.S. consulate located in Erbil, Iraq.
Several missiles hit the consulate building, the Associated Press has confirmed. There are no casualties at any U.S. government facility.
“One of the officials said the ballistic missiles were fired from Iran,” the AP reported. “The attack comes several days after an Israeli strike near Damascus, Syria killed two members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.”
“Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency quoted Iraqi media acknowledging the attacks, without saying where they originated,” the AP reported. Videos of the alleged attack were shared on Twitter:
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The State Department spokesperson said the incident “is being investigated by the government of Iraq and the Kurdish Regional Government.”
“We condemn this outrageous attack and display of violence,” the spokesperson added.
The videos were “reportedly shared by Iranian civilians showing missiles being fired from Iran at the time of the attack, with at least one of the videos being geolocated to a site in Khasabad in the East Azerbaijan province of Iran.”
geolocation of a video showing missiles launched from Khasabad https://t.co/vChFIzfNcX https://t.co/gShLvpArI0 pic.twitter.com/iDWucRCdeM
— Samir (@obretix) March 12, 2022
If this report is accurate, and Iran indeed launched ballistic missiles at US targets in Erbil, then this is an act of war, pure and simple. The United States has no choice but to respond appropriately. https://t.co/HW4BxUMqew
— Mike (@Doranimated) March 12, 2022
“I presume that the Iranian attack on Erbil was a response to Israel killing two Iranian colonels in Damascus,” Doran said in a separate tweet.
“The message from Tehran to the Americans is: ‘Rein in the Israelis, or we will escalate against you.’ I fear the White House will indeed blame the Israelis and not Iran.”
I presume that the Iranian attack on Erbil was a response to Israel killing two Iranian colonels in Damascus. The message from Tehran to the Americans is: “Rein in the Israelis, or we will escalate against you.” I fear the White House will indeed blame the Israelis and not Iran.
— Mike (@Doranimated) March 13, 2022
Former U.S. assistant attorney Andrew McCarthy said, “Could we possibly stop stupid s*** about how people are supposedly hopped up for war with Iran?”
“Iran is at war with us — what we ‘want’ is not the point. Question is: What do we do about it?”
“It would be foolish to assume Iran not coordinating with patron angry over West’s aid to Ukraine,” he added. “This is a test by our enemies: Iran executing, Russia urging, China watching. Biden needs to show resolve.”
It would be foolish to assume Iran not coordinating with patron angry over West’s aid to Ukraine. This is a test by our enemies: Iran executing, Russia urging, China watching. Biden needs to show resolve./x
— Andy McCarthy (@AndrewCMcCarthy) March 13, 2022
Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) demanded that the U.S. stop “the Russian mediated negotiations with Iran,” in reference to the ongoing Iranian nuclear deal negotiations.
Stop the Russian mediated negotiations with Iran. Now. https://t.co/FBUwXrWJiz
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) March 13, 2022
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