Iran has claimed responsibility for a missile strike near an expansive US consulate complex in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil. The Iranians maintain the action was retaliation for an Israeli strike in Syria last week that supposedly killed two members of their Revolutionary Guard.
There were no reports of injuries in Sunday’s attack, but the incident has undoubtedly heightened already strained tensions between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The Missiles Were Capable of Carrying a Nuclear Warhead
On its website, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard states that the intended target was an Israeli spy center in Irbil. An Iranian private news agency, Tasnim, reported that their nation had launched 10 Fateh missiles into their neighbor. This included multiple Fateh-110 missiles, which, according to Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, have a range of up to 350 km and can carry a nuclear warhead.
Tasnims unnamed source stated that their attack resulted in multiple casualties at a “Zionist base, far from the American military base.”