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UN chief ‘strongly condemns’ attack on Iraqi PM

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres “strongly” condemns 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, says in a statement.

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

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