Baghdad, 15 January 2013 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in Iraq (SRSG), Martin Kobler, condemns in the strongest terms possible the heinous killing of Anbar Member of Parliament, ‘Ifan Al-Issawi, in a terrorist attack in the middle of a demonstration in Fallujah, causing the death and injury of a number of other persons. كوردی
The SRSG reiterates that it is equally vital to peacefully demonstrate and to protect protestors from infiltration of terrorists.
“I call again on all political forces to foil any attempt at instigating strife and to demonstrate utmost restraint,” the SRSG said, adding that political dialogue must be resumed without further delay to exit from the current situation.
The SRSG extends his sincere condolences to the families of Mr. Al-Issawi and of the other victims, and wishes a speedy recovery to the wounded.