France Condemns the Series of Attacks in Baghdad
Paris, December 22, 2011.
France condemns in the strongest possible terms the series of criminal attacks against several neighborhoods in Baghdad december 22, leaving at least 57 dead and 176 wounded.
It offers its sympathy to the Iraqi people and to the families of the victims, and expresses its solidarity with the Iraqi authorities in their courageous fight against terrorism.
In this context, it is all the more important to resolve the political crisis. We call on all the Iraqi parties to engage in dialogue to preserve their country’s national unity and stability.
France stands alongside Iraq and reaffirms its full support for all of Iraq’s democratic political and government forces engaged in the effort to restore stability and security.