Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs Yoriko Kawaguchi on the Bomb Attack on U.N. Headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq
August 20, 2003
- I am outraged by the car bomb attack that took place on the U.N. Headquarters in Baghdad shortly after 4:00 p.m. on August 19 (Japan time: after 9:00 p.m. on the same day) and killed and injured a large number of people. The Government of Japan strongly condemns this indiscriminate terrorist attack on U.N. staff, who are working hard to give humanitarian and reconstruction assistance to Iraq.
- I extend my sincere sympathy for those killed in this attack and condolences to the bereaved families, and also pray for the quick recovery of the injured.
- The Government of Japan will continue to cooperate with the international community for the reconstruction of Iraq.
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