Reviews Iran fired a ballistic missile which struck close to the US Consulate in Erbil, Iraq

Media stories:

  • Iran’s IRGC says it has focused areas in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, with ballistic missiles. It says the targets have been the positions of “spies and dissident groups”, nevertheless Sky Information says the US Consulate in Erbil has been attacked by “long-range missiles with great destructive capacity.”
  • A number of missiles have additionally been shot down earlier than hitting the US base at Erbil airport, Sky Information reported.

US officers have additionally stated the missile appeared to have been launched straight by the IRGC from Iranian territory.

Oil merchants have been nervously eyeing the potential for escalation within the Center East. There are a number of incremental indicators that that is certainly taking place.

On the margin, escalation within the Center East is supportive of the oil value

IRGC is Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a department of the Iranian Armed Forces.