Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on suicide attacks in Iraq

February 5, 2013

  1. 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.
  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 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.)