Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the bombings in Baghdad, Iraq

October 26, 2009

  1. Japan is greatly shocked and indignant at the bombings on October 25 (Sun) in Baghdad, Iraq, which caused hundreds of casualties. Japan expresses its deepest condolences for those who have been killed by the attacks and to the families of the victims.
  2. Terrorism cannot be justified for any reason, and Japan reiterates its firm condemnation of these atrocious acts of terrorism that victimize innocent people.
  3. Japan expects Iraqi people mutually respect ethnic and religious groups and continue making efforts toward nation-building while promoting national reconciliation. Japan will keep its proactive support towards such efforts of the Iraqi people.