Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan on a series of terrorist attacks in Iraq
March 21, 2012
- Japan has been greatly shocked and felt indignant at a series of terrorist attacks in cities of Iraq including Baghdad on March 20, which caused many deaths and injuries. Japan expresses its deepest condolences for those who have been killed in the attacks and their bereaved families.
- Terrorism cannot be justified for any reason, and Japan condemns these atrocious acts of terrorism that indiscriminately target innocent people.
- As the Arab Summit Meeting is scheduled to be held from 27 to 29 March in Baghdad, for the first time in 22 years, Japan hopes that the Iraqi Government and its people continue to make efforts for the stabilization of the security situation. 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 version in Japanese.)