Canada Condemns Baghdad Bombings

(No. 387 - December 22, 2011 - noon ET) Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:

“Canada strongly condemns these cowardly attacks in Baghdad.

“On behalf of all Canadians, I offer my deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those killed in these senseless acts of violence.

“We stand with the Government of Iraq as it confronts the real threat of terrorism and extremist violence inside Iraq’s borders.

“We urge the leaders of Iraq to facilitate meaningful and constructive dialogue that will help bring about a stable and secure Iraq for all its citizens.”

- 30 -

For further information, media representatives may contact:

Foreign Affairs Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
613-995-1874
Follow us on Twitter: @DFAIT_MAECI