Canada strongly condemns attempted assassination of Iraqi prime minister

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Canada strongly condemned the attempted assassination of Iraqi prime minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi.

November 7, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada

Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, in statement, said “Canada strongly condemns the attempted assassination of Iraq’s Prime Minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, on November 7. We are relieved that the prime minister remains in good health. We wish a prompt recovery to those injured.”

July further added “Terrorism, violence and other illegal acts have no place in the democratic process. Canada will continue to stand with the Iraqi people and echoes Prime Minister al-Kadhimi’s call for calm and restraint.

“Now is a time for all politicians to demonstrate leadership, engage in dialogue, and find solutions for the good of all Iraqis,” she said.

According to the local officials, a drone packed with explosives struck al-Kadhimi’s home inside high-security Green Zone in capital city of Baghdad.

The The officialshave said the attack injured six bodyguards of Mr. al-Kadhimi.

No individuals or group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

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