Tuesday, 20 July 2021 19:22

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General - on Iraq

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the horrific bomb attack targeting civilians at a market in Al-Sadr City today.

He extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Iraq. He wishes those injured a speedy recovery.

This deadly attack ahead of the Eid al-Adha holiday is a reminder to us all that the scourge of terrorism knows no bounds.

The Secretary-General underlines the need for the perpetrators of this crime to be swiftly brought to justice.

Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General
New York, 19 July 2021

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