Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Baghdad (May 30)

Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Baghdad (May 30)

Press Statement

Heather Nauert
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC

May 30, 2017

We condemn in the strongest possible terms the recent barbaric attacks carried out by ISIS terrorists in Baghdad. These brutal attacks, whose victims included innocent children breaking the Ramadan fast and elderly Iraqis collecting their pensions, demonstrate once again the wanton savagery of the enemy we face.

We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and hope for a speedy recovery of those wounded.

And we underline, as the President said recently, “All people who cherish life must unite in finding, exposing, and removing these killers and extremists.”

The United States reaffirms its commitment to support the government and people of Iraq in their struggle against‎ ISIS.