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.