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

November 4, 2010

  1. Japan is greatly shocked and indignant at the coordinated bomb attacks on November 2 in Baghdad, which caused many 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 indiscriminately target innocent people.

  3. Japan hopes and expects that Iraqi people maintain mutual respect for different ethnic and religious groups and make efforts toward nation-building, including the formation of a new government based on the result of the elections held last March, while promoting national reconciliation. Japan will continue to extend its proactive support for such efforts by the Iraqi people.