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Attacks on Iraqi Shi'a Pilgrims


Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
February 5, 2010

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The United States condemns the series of bombing attacks against Shi’a pilgrims in Iraq over the past week. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Attacking men, women and children engaged in religious pilgrimage is reprehensible and exposes the cynical immorality of the terrorists who seek to replace Iraq’s hard-won progress with violence and intimidation. They will not succeed in breaking the will of the Iraqi people. Iraqis are committed to realizing the promise of their democracy. There is no better rebuke to those who traffic in terror.



PRN: 2010/151

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