Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein confirmed today, Monday, that the attack on the Iranian consulate in Karbala last night will not pass without an account.
He said during a phone call with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, that “this act is unacceptable according to international norms and conventions, and it will not pass without accountability for the people who carried it out, and that the security authorities are conducting their investigations in order to find the perpetrators.”
Hussein expressed his regret for what happened, and affirmed the Iraqi government’s keenness to provide a stable security situation for all diplomatic missions operating on the land of Iraq.
He indicated Baghdad’s adherence to strategic relations with Tehran, and its aspiration to strengthen bilateral relations by expanding the circle of cooperation to achieve common interests between the two countries, and to serve the two friendly peoples.
The two sides discussed the recent developments in the Iraqi situation, and the unidentified attack that the Iranian consulate has been subjected to.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned the Iraqi ambassador in Tehran and delivered him a letter of protest against the attack on the consulate.
Dozens of demonstrators had burned tires in front of the Iranian consulate, protesting the killing of activist Ihab Al-Wazni on Sunday night.