Joint Statement by United States Embassy Baghdad
Tuesday, 13 February 2007
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Feb. 13, 2007
Joint Statement by United States Embassy Baghdad Charge d’Affaires Daniel Speckhard and Multi-National Force-Iraq Commanding General David Petraeus on the First Anniversary of the Al-Askari (Golden) Mosque Bombing
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A year ago, terrorist organizations in Iraq committed a tragic and despicable act aimed at inciting sectarian violence by attacking the Golden Mosque. On this anniversary, we condemn those who sought to destroy one of Iraq’s holiest sites and undermine the establishment of a free and representative government. Many of them are still among us today, seeking to force their will on this nation. Yesterday and today, these forces of evil launched more cowardly attacks on the Iraqi people.
In solemn remembrance of both this occasion and for the victims of the attacks yesterday and today, we join peaceful Iraqis everywhere in grieving for those who give their lives working towards a peaceful and unified Iraq. On behalf of the American community in Iraq, we extend our sincere and deepest condolences to the Iraqi people.
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