William Hague condemns 'cowardly' attacks in Iraq
Thursday 22 December 2011
Foreign Secretary William Hague has condemned as "cowardly" a series of attacks in Iraq which are reported to have killed at least 60 people.
Mr Hague urged leaders to "pull together" in the wake of the blasts that hit Baghdad to aid the country's political stability.
The violence follows the withdrawal of American forces.
Mr Hague said: "I condemn the attacks that took place in Baghdad this morning, resulting in the death and injury of a large number of people. I offer my condolences to the bereaved and injured."
He added: "These cowardly attacks come at a time of political tension in Iraq. I hope that leaders from across the political and sectarian spectrum will pull together to establish a dialogue to ensure Iraq's political stability and to build a stable future.
"The UK will support Iraq in its efforts to defeat extremism and terrorism."
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