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United Nations: Secretary - General Deplores Bomb Attack in Iraqi Parliament


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General deplores the bomb attack in the Iraqi Parliament today, which has killed several parliamentarians and left many more people wounded. This attack targeted Iraq’s elected officials and attempted to undermine one of the country’s sovereign institutions.

The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims, the Government of Iraq and the Council of Representatives. He once again urges all Iraqi leaders to come together in a spirit of unity in order to stem the violence and work towards a more peaceful and stable Iraq.


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