Senior Iranian Official Views Rocket Attack on Iraqi Prime Minister as Incitement to Riot
07:06 GMT 07.11.2021 (Updated: 20:41 GMT 19.10.2022)
© AP Photo / Karim KadimIn this Wednesday, May 9, 2018 photo, Iraqi security forces guard a polling station in Baghdad, Iraq
© AP Photo / Karim Kadim
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, said on Sunday that the early morning drone attack on the residence of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi is an instigation to rebellion associated with "foreign think tanks."
The attempt upon Al-Kadhimi's life is "a new sedition that must be traced back to foreign think tanks, which have brought nothing but insecurity, discord & instability to oppressed Iraqi people through creation & support of terrorist groups & occupation of this country for years," Shamkhani said on Twitter.
Iraqi prime minister has called on everyone for calm and restraint in his Twitter message.
Early Sunday, a rocket struck the house of the prime minister. An Al Arabiya correspondent reported that Al-Kadhimi was taken to hospital with slight injuries. The prime minister later tweeted that he was fine. Three of his security guards were wounded, according to Iraqi media.