Thursday, 08 July 2010 03:00

SRSG Ad Melkert Condemns the Heinous Bombing Targeting Journeying Pilgrims

BAGHDAD, 8 July 2010 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG) Ad Melkert condemns in the strongest terms the series of bombings targeting innocent pilgrims during a religious commemoration of a Reverent Shiite. The heinous attacks have resulted in killing dozens of worshippers and wounding hundreds more.


The SRSG described the attacks as “horrific crimes committed against defenseless civilians who were practicing their faith.”  “The formation of a broadly based government will be the most effective response in the face of insurgents who are aiming at destabilizing the country”, he emphasized. Mr. Melkert also noted the increasing concerns that it may be difficult to reach the objectives agreed upon by all parties within the set time frame of a 30 day period. 

Mr. Melkert expressed the United Nations’ sorrow and condolences to the bereaved families and its wishes for full and speedy recovery for the wounded. He also expressed his full support for the Iraqis in their resolve to continue advancing peace, stability and national reconciliation.

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