European Commission President calls for calm after Iranian attack on US forces

“The use of weapons must stop now to give space to dialogue. We are all called upon to do everything possible to rekindle talks. There cannot be enough of that,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stated after Iran launched ballistic missiles against U.S. military and coalition forces in Iraq.

The EU’s coordinator for the deal, Josep Borrell echoed the ongoing crisis in the Middle East. He said the situation is “extremely worrying.”

“The current situation puts at risk the efforts of the past years and also has implications for the important work of the anti-Daesh coalition,” Josep Borrell said.

The Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Jonathan Hoffman said in an official statement that “these missiles were launched from Iran and targeted at least two Iraqi military bases hosting U.S. military and coalition personnel at Al-Assad and Irbil.”