January 9, 2020 / 7:49 PM / 3 months ago

Iraq summons Iranian ambassador over missile attack on Iraqi lands: state TV

CAIRO (Reuters) - Iraq’s ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement on Thursday that it has summoned the Iranian ambassador to inform him of Iraq’s objection to attacks on military bases on Iraqi territories and that Iraq considers this action as a violation of sovereignty.

The statement called on all parties to exercise self restraint and affirmed Iraq’s independence.

It also said that summoning the Iranian official comes in the context of Iranian retaliatory missile strikes earlier this week.

Reporting by Alaa Swilam; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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