Iran threatens to launch new missile strike on Iraq

BAGHDAD (Reuters) -
Iran must
hand over to Iran Kurdish terrorists responsible for attacks on Iranian border guards, the army's chief of staff said on Tuesday, threatening to launch a new missile strike.

"The authorities of the Kurdistan region of Iraq and the Iraqi authorities must hand over to the Islamic Republic of Iran persons involved in terrorist acts against Iran," Bagheri was quoted by the Tasnim news agency as saying.

He added that "his country may carry out a new missile strike if the activity of Kurdish terrorist groups does not stop, because that is necessary to ensure its security," he said.

On Saturday, Iranian forces carried out a
missile strike on Iraqi territory and targeted the headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in the city of Quesengq in Erbil.

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard later confirmed that it was behind the bombing. While the foreign ministry described the unacceptable attack on its territory, which was carried out without coordination with Baghdad.