Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Bomb Blast in Baghdad, Iraq (Sadriya District, Baghdad City)

February 6, 2007

  1. Japan feels great shock and indignation at the bomb blast in Sadriya District, Baghdad City, which caused many deaths and injuries on February 3. 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 sympathy for those who have been killed by terrorist attacks, including this time, and 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 show mutual respect, and continue making efforts toward nation-building while promoting national reconciliation.

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