Several European countries condemn attack on military bases in Iraq

Several European countries condemn attack on military bases in Iraq

Several European countries condemened the Iranian missile attack on the military base in Iraq housing US-led coalition forces.

Britain on Wednesday condemned the Iranian missile attacks that hosted US-led coalition forces including British personnel.

“We condemn this attack on Iraqi military bases hosting Coalition – including British – forces,” British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said.

“We urge Iran not to repeat these reckless and dangerous attacks, and instead to pursue urgent de-escalation.”

“Whilst we are urgently working to establish all the facts on the ground, we can confirm that there were no UK casualties. Our first priority continues to be the security of British personnel,” the UK Ministry of Defense said in a tweet on Wednesday.

Germany’s defense minister also condemned Iranian missile attacks on Iraqi bases , and called on Tehran to end a “spiral” of conflict.

“The German government strongly condemns this aggression… it is now primarily up to the Iranians to refrain from further escalation,” Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer told broadcaster ARD

Newer statements on Wednesday saw France condemning the Iranian strikes and said de-escalation is the top priority.

“The priority is more than ever for a de-escalation,” Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a statement. “France remains determined to work to ease tensions and is in contact with all the parties to encourage restraint and responsibility,” he added.

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