Monday, 04 April 2016 03:00

UN SRSG Strongly Condemns Bombings in Basra and Nasiriya; and Killing of Cleric in Baghdad

Baghdad, 4 April 2016 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, strongly condemned the two terrorist bombings today at a restaurant south of Nasiriya and in downtown Basra in southern Iraq which left scores of people dead or injured.

“These are yet another example that terrorists will stop at nothing in their attempts to achieve their objectives. But I am confident that the resolve of the Iraqi people will never allow them to do so”, Mr. Kubiš said.

SRSG Kubiš also condemned the fatal attack on Sheikh Othman Al-Janabi in Baghdad yesterday.

“This was, no doubt, an attack that carries sectarian traits. We, at the United Nations, have said time and again that we have zero tolerance for such acts of sectarian terrorism”, SRSG Kubiš said.

“I present my deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives in these attacks and wish a speedy recovery for the injured”, Mr. Kubiš added.

“I call on the authorities to do their utmost in apprehending those responsible for such heinous crimes”, Mr. Kubiš added.

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