Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the Security Situation of Mosul City in Nineveh Province, Northern Iraq
1. The Government of Japan is deeply concerned about the large number of casualties arising from attacks by Al Qaeda-linked terrorist organizations which have controlled the City of Mosul in Nineveh Province, Northern Iraq since June 9.
2. The Government of Japan strongly condemns such attacks, and supports the Government of Iraq in its fight against terrorism.
3. The Government of Japan hopes that the Government of Iraq tackles for early restoration of the security situation while minimizing the impact on Iraqi ordinary citizens and their daily lives.