Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on suicide attacks in Iraq
February 5, 2013
- Japan has been greatly shocked and is indignant at suicide attacks in Kirkuk province, north of Iraq, and in the city of Taji, north of Bagdad, on February 3 and 4 respectively, 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.
- Japan will continue proactively support efforts by the Iraqi Government and its people for the stabilization of the security situation and the reconstruction of its economy.
- (* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original in Japanese.)