Statement by President of the Republic of Finland on recent developments in Iraq

Finland condemns the missile strikes launched by Iran, which have targeted also the peacekeeping troops operating in the region. The international community needs to make every effort to break the circle of violence.

No information is currently available that the strikes would have claimed any lives. The Finnish personnel of the crisis management operations are unharmed. Finland is in close contact with the other countries participating in the operations to assess the implications of the situation.

Finnish troops are serving at the Erbil base which was targeted. Finland expects a full clarification from the Iranian authorities of their actions.