SECRETARY-GENERAL STRONGLY CONDEMNS DEADLY BAGHDAD BOMBINGS

6 April 2009
SG/SM/12174-IK/601

SECRETARY-GENERAL STRONGLY CONDEMNS DEADLY BAGHDAD BOMBINGS

6 April 2009
Secretary-General
SG/SM/12174
IK/601
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL STRONGLY CONDEMNS DEADLY BAGHDAD BOMBINGS

 


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:


The Secretary-General strongly condemns the string of bombings that struck a marketplace and other locations in Baghdad today, killing a large number of civilians and injuring many others.  The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the deceased.


The Secretary-General is confident that the people of Iraq will reject these reprehensible attempts to provoke sectarian violence in the country.  He urges them to continue undeterred in their efforts to achieve lasting peace and national reconciliation.  The United Nations remains committed to supporting the Iraqi people towards these ends.


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