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

July 23, 2012

  1. Japan has been greatly shocked and felt indignant at a series of terrorist attacks in cities of Iraq including Baghdad on July 23, which caused many deaths and injuries. Japan expresses its deepest condolences for those who have been killed in the attacks 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 will continue to proactively support efforts by the Iraqi government and its people for the stabilization of the security situation and reconstruction of its economy.
    • (*The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original version in Japanese.)