Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on a Series of Car Bombs in Baghdad

November 24, 2006

  1. Japan feels great shock and indignation at the series of car bombs in Sadr City, Baghdad, which caused a hundred and several tens of fatalities, occurred in the afternoon of November 23 (Thu), local time. Terrorism cannot be justified for any reason, and Japan reiterates its firm condemnation of these atrocious acts of terrorism that victimize many innocent people.
  2. Japan expresses its deepest condolences to the families of the victims. It also expresses its heartfelt sympathy toward the injured and prays for their early recovery.
  3. Japan hopes that this incident will not lead to a chain of retaliation in Iraq. Japan expects that the ethnic and religious groups will pay respect among themselves, and continue paying efforts toward nation-building while promoting national reconciliation.

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