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FCO Minister condemns bomb attacks in Iraq

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FCO Minister Alistair Burt has condemned today's attacks and called on the country’s leaders to work together towards stability and security for all Iraqi people.

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Commenting on the bomb attacks in Baghdad, Hilla and Karbala which killed more than 30 people and wounded 80 others, Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt said:

“I was deeply saddened to learn of today’s terrorist attacks in Iraq. I strongly condemn these attacks on innocent civilians and express my deepest sympathies to the families of the victims. I discussed the current situation in Iraq with the Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister on his visit to London this week, and I urge the Iraqi government and all political blocs to work together towards stability and security for all Iraqi people.”

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Published 8 February 2013