Many international powers have published statements in which they condemned the nine civilian deaths that occurred on Wednesday in Zakho (Zaxo), Iraqi Kurdistan.
The Arab Parliament that includes countries like Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Qatar released a statement on Thursday saying “this attack represents a flagrant violation of all international conventions and norms, and a flagrant violation of Iraq’s sovereignty and the principles and rules of good neighbourliness.”
They called Turkey to “stop these hostile acts”.
Meanwhile, the attacks on civilians are completely unacceptable, Germany’s Foreign Ministry said in the statement on Thursday and that “Investigations into the circumstances of and responsibility for this attack must be conducted as a matter of urgency.”
The UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office also shared on Wednesday the UK’s concerns about the attack and said that, “the UK deplores the loss of life and will continue to support the stability of Iraq including the Kurdistan Region of Iraq”.
The United States had condemned the attack on Wednesday saying that the US maintains strong support for Iraq’s national sovereignty and its security, stability, and prosperity, including that of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, the State Department spokesperson Ned Price said.
Shortly after the attack, the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) had said that the UNAMI strongly condemned the shelling of the mountain resort in the Kurdistan region on Wednesday.
Turkey, on the other hand, rejects responsibility for the attack and said that the attack was an ‘act of terror’.