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Iraqi, Saudi ministers discuss Iranian attack on Kurdistan

A view of a damaged building following missile attacks, in Erbil

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi and Saudi foreign ministers discussed in a phone call on Wednesday the latest regional and international developments, led by the Iranian attack on Iraq's Kurdistan region, the Iraqi foreign ministry said in a statement.

Iran late on Monday struck Erbil, the capital of Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, with ballistic missiles in what it said was an attack on an Israeli spy headquarters -- claims vehemently denied by Iraqi and Iraqi Kurdish officials.

The Iranian attacks have caused a rare diplomatic dispute between the two neighbouring allies.

(Reporting by Timour Azhari, Writing by Muhammad Al Gebaly Editing by Sandra Maler)