Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Bomb Blast near Tuz Khurmatu, Northern Iraq
July 10, 2007
- Japan greatly feels shocked and indignant over the bomb blast in a market
in the suburbs of Tuz Khurmatu in the north of Iraq, which caused many deaths
and injuries on July 7. Terrorism cannot be justified for any reason, and
Japan reiterates its firm condemnation of these atrocious acts of terrorism
that victimize many innocent people.
- 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.
- Japan expects that the ethnic and religious groups will show mutual respect, and continue making efforts toward nation-building while promoting national reconciliation. Japan will proactively support such effort of Iraqi people.