US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo strongly condemned the murder on Wednesday of a Turkish diplomat in Erbil in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, in an attack that claimed at least one other victim.
A local police source told AFP that the diplomat was Turkey's vice consul to the region.
“There can be no justification for such acts of wanton violence,” Pompeo said in a statement.
“The US reaffirms its commitment to support the government and people of Turkey and Iraq,” he added, extending his condolences to the families of the victims.
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