New York, 6 March 2007 - Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General In response to a series of bomb attacks on Shi'a pilgrims in IraqThe Secretary-General is outraged by the series of bomb attacks in Iraq today on Shi'a pilgrims who were making their way to the holy city of Karbala. He condemns these heinous acts, which appear to be aimed at provoking sectarian strife.
The Secretary-General appeals to all communities in Iraq to show maximum restraint in the face of these criminal actions. He also calls on all political and religious leaders in the country to exert their influence to protect civilian lives and to promote mutual respect and dialogue between all Iraqi communities.
Statements on 6 March 2007
- New York, 6 March 2007 - Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Indonesia
- New York, 6 March 2007 - Secretary-General's remarks at informal General Assembly debate on gender equality and the empowerment of women
- Accra, Ghana, 6 March 2007 - Secretary-General's message on the 50th Anniversary of Ghana's Independence [delivered by Mr. Legwaila Joseph Legwaila, Special Adviser on Africa]