Ban Ki-moon condemned the targeting of civilians and calls on political leaders to unite

Ban Ki-moon condemned the targeting of civilians and calls on political leaders to unite in their stance against terrorism

13-01-2014 04:50 PM

Ban Ki-moon condemned the targeting of civilians and calls on political leaders to unite in their stance against terrorism Baghdad (news) .. confirmed UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, standing international organization to the Government and people of Iraq in its war against terrorism, and expressed concern at the deteriorating security situation in parts of Iraq, condemning strongly horrific attacks that targeted civilians, as noted that the upcoming parliamentary elections are an opportunity to achieve the aspirations of the Iraqi people to a better future. said Ki-moon, in a joint news conference with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, its share Agency (news) on Monday: I am pleased to be back in Baghdad for the fifth time as Secretary-General of the United Nations , and continued: When I was here before just over a year, which was in December 2012, strongly encouraged the leaders of Iraq and Kuwait to look to the future together, and enter into a new era of cooperation, and there were huge gains over the past year thanks to the leadership and commitment and flexibility from the President Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and the Emir of Kuwait, pointing out: that this encourages me too that the bilateral relationship has improved and is going to further improvement. added Ki-moon: I have had a good dialogue and very constructively with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, and I’m going to meetings with the Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the House of Representatives and the President of the Electoral Commission for elections, noting: This is a busy schedule, but at the same time I am very grateful to the people and Government of Iraq for the hospitality in this auspicious day and very happy holiday birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, and this is a very important day and I thank you very much and I would like to sincerely congratulate on this auspicious day. said the secretary-general of the UN, to: he reviewed the security and political situation in Iraq, and the next parliamentary elections, and the relationship between the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government, and the relations between Iraq and Kuwait, adding: We also discussed the situation in Syria. pointed Ki-moon, to: we agreed that the challenges facing Iraq requires all political leaders to fulfill their responsibilities to ensure social cohesion and dialogue and progress on the political obstacles, and that the Iraqi people are looking to their leaders for the tangible benefits and a better future, noting: that the parliamentary elections the next is an opportunity to achieve these legitimate aspirations. expressed Ban Ki-moon, expressed concern ‘particular concern about the deteriorating security situation in parts of Iraq’, and said: We strongly condemn the horrific attacks that targeted civilians, and I am deeply saddened by the deaths that do not make sense of innocent Iraqi women, children and men, and the suffering of their families should prompt us all to work. called on political leaders: to unite in their stance against terrorism, and come together to stabilize the situation, and added that the leaders of Iraq’s always a grave responsibility to protect the security and welfare of the Iraqi people, and we must find common ground and progress for the future of this great country, and I am counting on all leaders to show courage and wisdom, perseverance and vision. continued: I also encourage measures to strengthen the social fabric of the country, through political participation and democratic processes and institutions, and respect for the rule of law and human rights, and overall development. welcomed Secretary General, dialogue activated between Baghdad and Erbil, and said: I understand that there is a serious chance to reach agreement on several constitutional issues, including revenue-sharing and security arrangements, I hope that the leaders to seize this opportunity, there is no substitute for a unified Iraq, federal and democratic. He added: We discussed in depth the situation in Syria and its impact on Iraq, including the implications of humanity, and I thank the government and the Iraqi people for their generosity in opening its borders to Syrian refugees, and I count on Iraq to maintain this policy, and take this opportunity I would like to thank really for such This generous support of all refugees coming from Syria. The number; being accommodate more than 220,000 people of your people, I sincerely hope that with the ending of this crisis, and they will be able to return to their homes as soon as possible. said Ki-moon: I still call on Member States to provide funding and assistance to countries hosting refugees Syrians, on Wednesday, the conference will be held the second high-level humanitarian Pledging to Syria in Kuwait. Secretary-General stressed: that the United Nations will continue to stand by the Government and the people of Iraq, under the leadership of my Special Representative, Nikolay Mladenov, and the United Nations Mission for help – UNAMI – which will remain steadfast in assisting the people and Government of Iraq to build a more peaceful, stable, democratic and prosperous for all. / Finished