The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Saturday condemned the aerial and artillery bombardments carried out by Iran on a district in Erbil, while reiterating its refusal to use the territory of the Kurdistan region to attack neighboring countries.
“We condemn the air and artillery bombardment carried out by Iran on Saturday morning in the Quesnijq district of Erbil, which targeted the headquarters of the Democratic Party – Iran (PDKI) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (HDK) opposing the Tehran government,” the government said in a statement. Into a yard to settle conflicts. ”
The Presidency of the Council of Ministers of the Kurdistan Region in a statement: “Prior to the afternoon of 8/9/2018, bombed the headquarters of the Democratic Party – Iran (PDKI) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (PDK) in the district of Quesengq by the Islamic Republic of Iran, resulting in the loss of a number of people Their lives and wounding several others, “renewed the refusal” to use the territory of the Kurdistan region to attack neighboring countries. ”
He added that “this matter is unacceptable at all and leads to destabilize the security of the Kurdistan region and stability,” calling for “not to repeat what happened, and respect the laws of the Kurdistan region and not turn the region into a yard to settle conflicts.”
The government assured “everyone that the Kurdistan Regional Government will do its duty to help the victims,” pointing out that “we directed the rescue teams to make all their efforts to help the affected and the civilian population in the region.”
A security source in Arbil said Saturday that an Iranian artillery shelled the headquarters of the opposition Democratic Party of Kurdistan (PDK) in the city of Quesengq in the province of Arbil, resulting in the deaths and injuries.