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18 Dec 2013

UNAMI - Targeting pilgrims is particularly despicable and unjustifiable, UN Envoy says

  • Wednesday, 18 December 2013

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov condemns in the strongest terms the recent spate of attacks deliberately targeting pilgrims commemorating Al-Arba’een. 


“Such terrorist acts are particularly despicable and unjustifiable, all the more so since practicing religious duties is revered in all various faiths,” Mr. Mladenov said.


“My profound sympathy goes to the bereaved families of the victims, who have lost their beloved ones in abject circumstances,” the UN Envoy added. He also expressed his strong belief that “no terrorist act can reverse the Iraqi people’s yearning for peace.”


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