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Attacks on the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq
(Statement by Press Secretary ONO Hikariko)

September 29, 2022

 Since September 24 (local time), attacks including multiple rocket launches have taken place against the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq, resulting in the deaths of 13 people and many injuries on September 28.

 The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has announced that it has carried out this attack on Iranian-Kurdish opposition groups in the Kurdish region.

 The Government of Japan strongly condemns these attacks, which threaten the sovereignty and stability of Iraq and the peace of the entire Middle East region, and greatly deplores the loss of life.

 The Government of Japan will continue to support the efforts of the Iraqi government to ensure peace and stability in Iraq, including in the Kurdistan region.

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