Sunday, 21 July 2013 03:00

In his last message to the Iraqis: UN Envoy strongly condemns the series of bombings, pleads for peace

Baghdad, 21 July 2013 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Martin Kobler, condemns in the strongest terms the series of suicide attacks, car bombings and other violent acts that have killed and injured hundreds of innocent people.

“These criminal acts targeting Muslims praying in mosques or gathering after breaking their fast are senseless. The holy month of Ramadan should be a time for spirituality and forgiveness, instead of increasing violence and division," Mr. Kobler said.

"I am deeply saddened that my last words as the SRSG for Iraq have to be linked to violence and criminal acts. I call on all Iraqis not to let violence prevail and to work together toward peace and dialogue, the only sustainable solution," he added, in an ultimate plea for peace and understanding among all Iraqis.

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