MAE describes as unacceptable the attacks against civilians and schools, or targeting at the key institutions of the Iraqi central administration, deeds, which put additional obstacles on the way of the efforts made to improve and stabilize the situation in Iraq. Likewise, MAE reaffirmed Romania’s firm support to the state-run structures, the result of the democratization process in Iraq, and greeted the steps taken in the respect, including the recently adopted law on election.
MAE sent condolences to the families of the victims and expressed the Romanian people’s solidarity with the trials and tribulations the Iraqi people have been experiencing. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council strongly slammed the assaults in Baghdad, on Tuesday. Five massive vehicle-borne bombs hit Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 127 and injuring 448 people, in an operation bearing the Al Qaeda mark.
The assaults happened on the very day when the Iraqi presidency scheduled the parliamentary elections on March 7. Observers see the parliamentary elections as crucial for Iraq’s future, being the second parliamentary elections after the fall of the Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2003.