Asharq Al-awsat English Middle-east and International News and Opinion from Asharq Al-awsat Newspaper

UN Security Council Condemns Attack on Iraq’s Dohuk, Erdogan Describes it as ‘Terrorist Act’

UN Security Council Condemns Attack on Iraq’s Dohuk, Erdogan Describes it as ‘Terrorist Act’

Tuesday, 26 July, 2022 - 09:30
Iraqis mourn a victim who was killed in an alleged Turkish bombing in Dohuk city, during a funeral procession near the victim's house in Baghdad, Iraq, 21 July 2022. (EPA)

The United Nations Security Council condemned in the strongest terms on Monday the attack on a tourist resort in Iraq’s northern Dohuk province on July 20.

The attack resulted in at least nine civilian deaths, including children.

The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Iraqi government and the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, wished a speedy and full recovery to those who were injured, and expressed their support for the Iraqi authorities in their investigations, read a statement.

They urged all Member States to cooperate actively with the Iraqi government and all other relevant authorities in support of these investigations.

The council reiterated support for the independence, sovereignty, unity, territorial integrity, democratic process and prosperity of Iraq.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday the attack was carried out by “terrorists” and was aimed at harming Turkey-Iraq ties.

Speaking to state broadcaster TRT Haber, he added that Turkey had informed its NATO allies, including the United States, and Iraqi authorities of its position on the attack.

He called on Iraq not to fall for the propaganda by Kurdish militants.

Editor Picks