UN chief Guterres ‘strongly condemns’ attack on Iraqi PM

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday “strongly” condemned the attack that targeted Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi, calling for restraint and a rejection of violence.

“The Secretary-General strongly condemns the assassination attempt against Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi earlier today. He calls for the perpetrators of this crime to be held accountable,” his spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement.

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Guterres also called on Iraqis “to exercise utmost restraint and reject all violence and any attempts to destabilize Iraq.”

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