(Bloomberg) -- Iraq’s foreign ministry is urgently considering different responses to a series of Iranian missile strikes on its Kurdish region, the country’s spokesperson for the foreign ministry said in an interview with Saudi-based Al-Arabiya TV.

Iraq will follow “specific diplomatic procedure,” Ahmed Al-Sahhaf said in the interview, where he also called the attacks a violation of the principles of “good neighborliness” and a “blatant abuse.”

Iran started its attacks on northern Iraq last week after protests erupted over the death of an Iranian-Kurdish woman after she’d been arrested by morality police in Tehran. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps fired around 73 missiles into Iraq’s Kurdish region on Wednesday.

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