10 April 2006

Secretary-General Condemns Baghdad Mosque Bombing

NEW YORK, 7 April (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest possible terms the bombing of the Buratha mosque in the Al Adhamiya area of Baghdad today.  This attack and yesterday's bombing near the holy Shrine of Imam Ali in Najaf clearly demonstrate that there are forces in Iraq determined to inflame sectarian violence and to exploit the current difficulties in forming the new Government.  This underscores the urgent need for political leaders to resolve their differences in the best interests of the nation.

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