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Press Release Regarding The Suicide Attacks In Baghdad And Kirkuk , 21.05.2009

We have learned with deep sorrow that two separate suicide attacks and a car bomb attack that took place today (21 May) in Baghdad and Kirkuk have led to the killing of about 60 innocent people and the wounding of more than 100 others.

We observe with great regret and concern that there has been a recent upsurge in the acts of terrorism in Iraq. As always, we condemn these latest abhorrent terrorist attacks in the strongest terms and we call on all the parties in Iraq to put an end to the violence and contribute to the peace and security in the country.

On this occasion, we once again declare to the whole world that we stand by the brotherly people and state of Iraq in their difficult days.