(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) NEW YORK, July 4 (KUNA) -- UN senior officials expressed outraged and condemned the latest terrorist bombings in Baghdad which killed dozens of people and left many more badly injured.
In a statement released by the press office of the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that he is appalled by the utter disregard for human life displayed by the perpetrators, who struck as residents prepared for Eid Al-Fitr celebrations.
The Secretary General expressed his deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, and to the Government and people of Iraq, and wished the many injured a speedy recovery.
In his statement, the UN appealed to the people of Iraq to "reject any attempts to spread fear and undermine the unity of the country." He also called on the Government of Iraq to ensure that the perpetrators of this horrific crime are brought to justice as soon as possible.
The UN official wished the people of Iraq a peaceful remainder of the holy month of Ramadan.
In a separate statement, the President of the UN''s General Assembly, Mogens Lykketoft, expressed outrage at the bombings in Baghdad, underlining that this horrific act of violence perpetrated upon people, including many children, just going about their business during the Holy month of Ramadan "is outrageous".
Condemning the despicable attack in the strongest possible terms, Lykketoft said "our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their loved ones. In the face of terror, we stand firmly with the people and Government of Iraq." Two blasts ripped through Ramadan crowds in Baghdad''s Al-Karada neighborhood shortly after midnight Saturday, killing 167 people and wounding scores of others. (end) mao.gta