Speaking today after reports of a series of coordinated bombings in Iraq, Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire said:
I utterly condemn the brutal attacks that took place across Iraq this morning which killed and injured many innocent people. These were criminal acts, against the interests of all Iraqis. They are even more shocking during Ramadan, a time of peace and reflection. I offer my deepest condolences to the families that have lost loved ones and to those injured in the attacks.
I urge the Iraqi government to take all necessary steps to bring those responsible to justice, and call upon all political and religious leaders in Iraq to put aside their differences and work together to stop terrorism.
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