Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the Suicide Bomb Attack in Kirkuk, Iraq
December 12, 2008
- Japan is greatly shocked and indignant at the suicide bomb attack on
December 11(Thu) in Kirkuk in northern Iraq, which caused many casualties.
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 this and other terrorist attacks, and its condolences to the families
of the victims. It also expresses its heartfelt sympathy toward the injured
and prays for their early recovery.
- Japan expects Iraqi people mutually respect ethnic and religious groups and continue making efforts toward nation-building while promoting national reconciliation. Japan will proactively support such efforts of the Iraqi people.
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