Iraq Apologizes to Iran for Mob Attack on Najaf Consulate

The Foreign Minister of Iraq has made an apology to Iran for an attack on the Iranian consulate in the holy city of Najaf.

In a Thursday telephone conversation with Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Alhakim offered his apologies for a Wednesday attack on the Iranian consulate in Najaf.

Alhakim also reaffirmed his government’s commitment to protecting the diplomatic missions and the Iranian diplomats in Iraq.

On Wednesday night, a group of rioters swarmed Iran’s consulate in Najaf.

The incident prompted a curfew in Najaf and the closure of government offices on Thursday.

The masked assailants had also attacked Iranian consulates in the Iraqi cities of Karbala and Basra a few weeks ago.

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