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Iraq: Security Council condemns repeated attacks

Security Council members strongly condemn repeated attacks in Iraq

United Nations Security Council members today condemned “in the strongest terms” repeated attacks in Iraq against foreign and Iraqi nationals, as well as international and coalition personnel.

In a press statement, the Council President cited a deadly bombing on Saturday against Bulgarian, Thai and other international personnel in Karbala, extending condolences to “the peoples and authorities concerned and to all the victims of the attacks and their families.”

The members urged all countries “to fully cooperate in the efforts to find and bring to justice the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of these attacks,” said Ambassador Stefan Tafrov of Bulgaria, which currently holds the Council’s rotating presidency.

They also reaffirmed the need to implement fully resolution 1511, which outlined the roles of the UN, the United States-led Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) and the Iraqi Governing Council in international efforts to bring peace and stability to Iraq. The President urged all States to cooperate towards that end.

Earlier today, Council members held consultations on a Syrian proposal concerning the establishment of a Middle East zone free of weapons of mass destruction.

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