Although it is not the first time that embassies and private western interests have been targeted in the country, this attack, which comes shortly after the terrorist missile attacks on Erbil, raises major question marks about the escalating security chaos that is expanding throughout Iraq, and the violations and violations committed by militias and armed groups.
It is not a discovery, according to the opinions of various observers, that the repetition and escalation of these attacks on diplomatic missions will negatively affect the reputation of Iraq, and its international and regional relations, which will be considered a sign even of the failure of the state as long as it is unable to control the militias that have become more like a state within the state, and they cannot secure protection and provide immunity For the embassies of different countries and their diplomatic and security missions in accordance with the rules of international law governing diplomatic relations between countries.
The President of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq published a tweet expressing his condemnation of the attacks on the US embassy in Baghdad, saying: “Diplomatic missions face grave dangers in Iraq. They are here to help combat terrorism and rebuild Iraq.”
And he called on the federal government to take “practical measures to ensure the safety of diplomatic missions.”
In this context, Daban Shdleh, deputy official of the External Relations Department (which is a ministry) in the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq, said in an interview with Sky News Arabia: “We strongly condemn, of course, these repeated terrorist attacks and attacks on diplomatic missions, whether in the Kurdistan region or In Iraq, as a whole, there are embassies, consulates, and security and military bases of allied and friendly countries.
He adds: “As we have always tried over the past years, especially in the Kurdistan region, to establish security and stability and protect the citizens and residents there, these attacks seriously threaten Iraq’s reputation as a state in the outside world, and its international credibility.”
And he continues: “With regard to the Kurdistan region, the security vacuum area that extends for about 20 to 30 kilometers in the contact areas separating the Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi army in the disputed areas is, in our opinion, and according to the data available to us, it is the main reason for the increase in attacks on our cities and regions, the latest of which is the attacks on The capital, Erbil, where armed and terrorist groups of all kinds exploit this security vacuum to organize themselves and implement their criminal plans, which calls for urgent military and intelligence coordination to fill the void between the region and the center.
“We naturally call for an increase in the protection of diplomatic missions in Iraq, especially in the capital, Baghdad, and more stringent and serious measures to be taken to secure them, and to immunize them against the dangers facing them,” he added.