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Press Release Regarding The Violence And Bomb Blasts In Baghdad , 05.04.2010

We are following with concern the acts of violence and bomb blasts that occurred at the weekend in Baghdad. We strongly condemn such heinous attacks that claimed many lives.

The general election of March 7 has marked an important milestone for the democratization and stabilization efforts in Iraq. These terrorist attacks aim to drag the country once again into the spiral of violence at this critical juncture that will be decisive for the formation of an inclusive and effective government capable of resolving the fundamental problems of Iraq as well as for the beginning of a reconstruction period in every field.

We firmly believe that such terrorist attacks will be defied by the people of Iraq.