Prime Minister Barzani: We stand in solidarity with the people and government of Russia

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – In a statement, Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani, strongly condemned the terrorist attack which occurred yesterday at Saint Petersburg metro station.

Following is the text of the statement:

With great sadness, a number of people were killed and injured in a terrorist attack in a metro station in Saint Petersburg yesterday. We strongly condemn this terrorist attack, present our sincere condolences to the families of the victims and to the Russian people and government, and wish a prompt recovery for the injured.

Terrorists, wherever they are take advantage of any opportunity to carry out their malicious and evil plans and do not hesitate to kill innocent people.

The people of Kurdistan understand the pain caused by terrorism as they are in the forefront confronting it.

Wherever such terrorist act occurs, it must motivate further the international community to develop better coordination in order to eradicate terrorism all over the world.

Once again, we express our sorrow and share the pain of the families of the victims and of the Russian people and government.

Nechirvan Barzani,
Kurdistan Region Prime Minister

4 April 2017

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