According to the United States officials, as many as 12 missiles were fired near the northern Iraqi city of Erbil.
It is interesting to note that the attack comes as the U.S. is edging closer to cementing a deal to revive the 2015 agreement with Tehran that constrains Iran’s nuclear program. The US officials have stated that the missiles didn't hit the compounds of the consulate and no U.S. personnel were hurt, but they don't know what exactly had been targeted and now this matter is under investigation.
United States officials stated that the missile attack may have been in response to an Israeli airstrike conducted in Syria on Monday that killed two members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The Iranian spokesman has made it clear that if Israel is responsible for this attack then they will be accountable for it.
A State Department spokesman didn’t provide details of the new rocket attack, its origins, or say what the targets may have been.
“The incident is being investigated by the government of Iraq and the Kurdish Regional Government,” according to a State Department statement and also added that “We condemn this outrageous attack and display of violence.”
The United States is rushing to revive the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran talks are going on, if this agreement will take place then many US detainees will be released, but the major obstacle which has occurred in this deal is that Moscow has raised fresh demands that its Trade will be exempted from the sanctions imposed due to the ongoing Ukraine-Russia war.
While the ongoing Ukraine-Russia escalation fears about a third world war, this missile attack adds fuel to the fire.