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Foreign Secretary condemns cowardly attacks in Baghdad

Foreign Secretary condemns cowardly attacks in Baghdad and says vast majority of Iraqis want to build a peaceful and prosperous country

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Commenting on the coordinated attacks that killed more than 50 people and injured 200 in Baghdad today, the Foreign Secretary, William Hague said:

I condemn today’s cowardly attacks in Baghdad. The vast majority of Iraqis want to leave behind the violence of the past to build a peaceful and prosperous country, and the UK Government will continue to support them to do so.

At this time in particular, we remember all those - British, Iraqi and others - who lost their lives in conflict in Iraq. We also recognise the sacrifices and determination of the Iraqi people, to overcome terrorism, conflict and division, and reassert our commitment to help Iraq as it rebuilds for the future.

Further Information

The British Embassy in Iraq website

Published 19 March 2013