Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

October 25, 2009 18:53 ET

Canada Condemns the Deadly Attacks on Baghdad

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 25, 2009) -

(No. 315 - October 25, 2009 - 6:30 p.m. EDT) The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement regarding the double bomb attacks that occurred in Baghdad this morning, killing more than 130 people and wounding more than 500:

"Canada is appalled and gravely concerned by today's two deadly bomb attacks in Baghdad, near the Justice and Foreign Affairs Government buildings, which took many innocent lives.

"Canada condemns these cruel and unjustified acts of violence. We are confident that such affronts on the Iraqi people will not weaken the country's strong desire to establish a secure, stable and unified democracy.

"On behalf of all Canadians, I offer my sincere condolences to the families and friends of those killed and injured in the bombings. Our thoughts are with the Iraqi people.

"The Government of Canada stands firmly with the Iraqi people to help strengthen freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Iraq."

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