Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Iraq
, 25 January 2013
The Secretary-General strongly condemns the recent wave of terrorist attacks across Iraq, which have killed hundreds of people and left many more wounded. He regrets the killing and injuring of a number of protestors today in Fallujah. Recognizing the right to peaceful assembly, he calls on all parties to exercise maximum restraint.
The Secretary-General renews his call of last December to Iraqi political leaders and Members of the Council of Representatives to engage in an inclusive dialogue, so as to strengthen the unity and security of the country. The United Nations, through the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), remains committed and stands ready to assist the people and the Government of Iraq in building a peaceful, democratic, and prosperous country.
Statements on 25 January 2013
- Davos, Switzerland, 25 January 2013 - Secretary-General's remarks at Global Compact LEAD Lunch [as prepared for delivery; delayed in transmission]
- Davos, Switzerland, 25 January 2013 - Secretary-General's remarks at World Economic Forum "Every Women Every Child" reception [as prepared for delivery]
- Davos, Switzerland, 25 January 2013 - Secretary-General's remarks at World Economic Forum Session on the Global Education Imperative [as prepared for delivery]
- New York, 25 January 2013 - Secretary-General's video message on the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust