Thursday, 19 May 2011 03:00

UN Secretary -General Special Representative for Iraq Condemns Bomb Attacks in Kirkuk

Baghdad, 19 May 2011- The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Ad Melkert , strongly condemns today\'s terrorist attacks targeting security forces in Kirkuk, killing dozens and wounding many more.

SRSG Melkert extends his condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and the authorities of Kirkuk as well as the Government of Iraq and wishes a speedy recovery to those who were wounded.

SRSG Melkert expresses concern at the continued acts of violence targeting security and government officials in Iraq, including today\'s series of attacks in Kirkuk. He urges all parties concerned to work together to expedite settlement of all pending issues that will show collective determination to promote stability and security throughout Iraq. He reiterates the United Nations readiness to assist the parties in their efforts towards this objective.

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