2012-11-28 18:27:00

Moscow condemns interreligious confrontation in Iraq, Syria

Moscow, November 28, Interfax - Moscow has condemned the Tuesday bombings that were committed in Baghdad and other districts of Iraq, in which more than 20 people were killed and about 100 injured.

"We strongly condemn such inhuman crimes, which cannot be justified in any way. It is especially troubling that the terrorist attacks were committed on the Day of Ashura, which is holy to the Shiite Muslims," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

"Those who order and perpetrate such heinous actions still rely on fuelling internecine strife and, to implement their criminal designs, not only disregard the lives of peaceful civilians but are also ready to trample upon the religious feelings of believers," it said.

"Moscow is firmly convinced that the fuelling of interreligious confrontation in Iraq, Syria and other countries of the region could lead to disastrous consequences for the peoples of the Middle East and plunge them into an abyss of chaos and lingering bloodshed. We urge all parties to give an uncompromising response to terrorists, abandon the logic of violence and take the path of resolving the existing problems and disagreements through broad political dialogue and national accord," it said.