Attack on Iraqi foreign ministry condemned by UN

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Farhan Haq

An attack on the Foreign Ministry of Iraq, which killed and injured a number of people, has been condemned in the "strongest terms" by the UN.

It was reported that two car bombs exploded outside the ministry in Baghdad, near the heavily-fortified Green Zone on Wednesday.

Sectarian violence has surged over the last year in Iraq.

The Deputy Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General, Farhan Haq, said the Special Representative for Iraq, Nickolay Mladenov, called for unity following the attacks.

"He said that those who orchestrate such attacks should be condemned by all political, religious and civic leaders in Iraq. He also said that political leaders should show national unity in dealing with such threats and unite against terrorism."

The UN advises and supports Iraq on national development efforts on the political, electoral, and humanitarian levels.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

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