The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs rejected the Turkish side's denial of responsibility for the attack in Dohuk as an unacceptable black joke, confirming that Iraq would request the UN Security Council to hold an emergency session to discuss the aggression.

Iran PressMiddle East: The spokesman for the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Al-Sahaf said on Thursday, "The ministry is now taking the maximum possible procedural rules within the diplomatic work, and we issued a statement condemning the attack in the strongest terms and a sinful and blatant pledge, and we handed the Turkish ambassador Ali Reza Günay a strong protest note."

Al-Sahaf Al-Iraqiya News, "Iraq's permanent representation was approached in New York, and it will be possible to request the Security Council to hold an emergency session to discuss the Turkish aggression and to issue a resolution that guarantees Iraq's safety and security to her."

He added, "The latest attack is the most serious in a series of Turkish attacks in Iraq, and it does not have any coordination with the Iraqi government, and Ankara claims that it is pursuing groups and individuals affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers' Party to neutralize them."

He pointed out, "What Turkey says that there is an agreement that allows it to penetrate Iraq is incorrect, as there is only a record of a meeting that Ankara concluded with the previous regime and the record, however, obliges it to request the permission of the Iraqi government and that the incursion does not exceed 5 km, and they did not abide by the same record."

Regarding what the Turkish side mentioned about its lack of responsibility for the attack, Al-Sahaf said, "The Iraqi state's narrative confirms that Ankara is behind the attack, which is not the first and comes in a series of continuous attacks. Turkey's denial of responsibility is a (black joke) that Iraqi diplomacy will not accept.".

With regard to the course of the investigation, he explained that "the investigation committee is headed by Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein, under the guidance of the Prime Minister, and it is a national effort.