Karbala tribal leaders apologize to Iran over consulate attack

  Thursday, 07 November 2019
source: abna

Heads of tribes in Karbala have apologized to the Iranian nation and government over a recent attack against the Islamic Republicís consulate in the holy Iraqi city.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Heads of tribes in Karbala have apologized to the Iranian nation and government over a recent attack against the Islamic Republicís consulate in the holy Iraqi city.
The tribal leaders met with Iranís Consul General in Karbala Mir-Masoud Hosseinian on Wednesday and offered their apology for Sundayís raid by a group of assailants on the Iranian diplomatic mission.
They said the attackers could not disrupt brotherly and strong relations between the Iranians and the people of Karbala, adding that Tehran has stood with the Iraqis during difficult times.
Hosseinian, for his part, stressed that the incident would not affect Baghdad-Tehran ties and expressed hope that the Iraq unrest would end soon.
Late on Sunday, a group of so-called protesters scaled the concrete barriers surrounding Iranís Karbala consulate and spray-painted scurrilous writings on its perimeter walls.
Some other demonstrators also threw stones and burned tires around the Iranian consulate building, prompting Iraqi security forces to fire in the air to disperse the crowd.
Local sources said an Iraqi element affiliated to the Ba'ath Party has been arrested over the attack, but there has been no confirmation from Iraqi officials.


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