Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on a series of terrorist attacks in Iraq

February 24, 2012

  1. Japan has been greatly shocked and felt indignant at a series of terrorist attacks in cities of Iraq including Baghdad on February 23, which caused many deaths and injuries. Japan expresses its deepest condolences for those who have been killed in the attack and their bereaved families.

  2. Terrorism cannot be justified for any reason, and Japan condemns these atrocious acts of terrorism that indiscriminately target innocent people.

  3. Japan hopes that the Iraqi government and its people overcome the current political issues peacefully through dialog and make efforts for the stabilization of the security situation and reconstructing its economy, while promoting national reconciliation. Japan will continue to proactively support such efforts by Iraq.
    • (*The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)