Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs,on Suicide Bomb Attacks in Ninawa, Northern Iraq
August 15, 2007
- Japan greatly feels shocked and indignant over the multiple suicide bomb
attacks in Ninawa, northern part of Iraq, which caused many deaths and injuries
on August 14. Terrorism cannot be justified for any reason, and Japan reiterates
its firm condemnation of these atrocious acts of terrorism that victimize many
- 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.
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