World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Annan Condemns Latest Baghdad Suicide Bombing

Iraq: Outraged, Annan Condemns Latest Baghdad Suicide Bombing

New York, Jul 13 2005 2:00PM

Horrified by the deaths of a large number of children in the latest suicide bombing in Baghdad today, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan repeated his utter condemnation of the unjustifiable violence and deliberate targeting of civilians in Iraq.

“The Secretary-General is repulsed and outraged by the deaths of a large number of children, among other civilians, in the latest suicide bombing today in Baghdad,” said a statement released by Mr. Annan’s spokesman in New York.

“As the Secretary-General has said repeatedly, there can be no justification for the deliberate targeting of civilians – much less children, who are our hope for the future. Nothing will be accomplished by today’s killing of innocents,” the statement said.

In Baghdad, Ashraf Qazi, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq, yesterday co-chaired a round-table on the reform of that country’s justice system, in which he said that strengthening the rule of law was vital to restoring public order and respect for human rights in Iraq.

Yesterday’s session, convened chiefly to examine the current needs of Iraq’s Justice Ministry, placed a special emphasis on Iraq’s correctional facilities and the juvenile justice system.


© Scoop Media

World Headlines


"Systematic Murder": Complaint Filed To ICC Over Gaza Killings

Scoop's Alastair Thompson reports: Over the past four years Kiwi journalist, investigator and human rights activist Julie Webb Pullman has trained and coordinated funding to assemble teams to collect evidence, interview witnesses and properly document thousands of individual war crimes committed in the period since Operation Protective Edge (2014). More>>

Trump On Drugs: Threat To Affordable Medicines Through Trade Deals

“US President Donald Trump’s policy to end “freeloading” and force trading partners to increase prices they pay for US pharmaceutical exports is a direct threat to Australia’s policy of ensuring affordable medicines through our Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme...” More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Nine Trump Lies About The Iran Deal

The cascade of Orwellian lies that US President Donald Trump has used to rationalize why his country is reneging on the commitments it made under the Iran nuclear deal should be posing a genuine problem for our media. More>>


Colombia’s Elections: Assassinations, Presidential Death Squads, Fraud And A Fragile Peace Process Under Threat

Scoop's Joseph Cederwall reports: Next week Colombia, goes to the polls in one of the most pivotal and closely fought elections in decades. This election will now take place under the watch of EU monitors as an escalating fraud scandal develops surrounding the recent congressional elections. The two frontrunners are starkly contrasted, as are the potential outcomes for Colombia and the entire Latin American region. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Hostility Against Journalists & Israel’s Lies About Iran

At last count, 32 working journalists had been killed this year up until April 30, and recent weeks have seen the worst period of sustained violence against journalists since the 2015 Charlie Hebdo killings in France. More>>


Gazan Gandhis: Gaza Bleeds Alone

Three more Palestinians were killed and 611 wounded last Friday, when tens of thousands of Gazans continued their largely non-violent protests at the Gaza-Israel border. More>>