Commenting on the series of blasts that hit the Iraq’s capital the Foreign Secretary said:
“I condemn the attacks that took place in Baghdad this morning, resulting in the death and injury of a large number of people. I offer my condolences to the bereaved and injured.
“These cowardly attacks come at a time of political tension in Iraq. I hope that leaders from across the political and sectarian spectrum will pull together to establish a dialogue to ensure Iraq’s political stability and to build a stable future. The UK will support Iraq in its efforts to defeat extremism and terrorism.”