Canada Condemns Latest Violence in Iraq

September 1, 2013 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today issued the following statement:

“Canada condemns the attack that has taken the lives of scores of residents in a camp housing Iranian exiles northeast of Baghdad.

“Our thoughts go out to the families and friends of the victims of this senseless violence. We also wish a full recovery to those injured.

“We call on the Government of Iraq to protect these individuals and continue to work within the United Nations framework.

“Although reports remain unconfirmed as to who was responsible for this act of violence, Canada will be raising our concerns directly with Iraqi officials. Canada urges that those responsible are brought to justice.”

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