BRUSSELS, Sept 5 (KUNA) -- EU High Representative Catherine Ashton Thursday
condemned "in the strongest terms" the series of car bombings that killed many
civilians on Tuesday in predominantly- Shiite districts of Baghdad.
"I am seriously concerned by the escalation of violence in Iraq over the
past months which is fuelling sectarianism and undermining the stability of
the country," she said in a statement.
Ashton called on all political, religious and community leaders to increase
their efforts to end this dangerous cycle of violence.
"I am confident that the Iraqi people will remain steadfast in their
rejection of sectarian violence and work towards a successful transition to
democracy and long term stability for the benefit of all of Iraq's citizens,"
she added. (end)
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