“Baghdad today regretfully suffered a series of terrorist attacks. Those who orchestrate such attacks should be condemned by all political, religious and civic leaders in this country. Iraq political leaders should show national unity in dealing with such threats and unite against terrorism. I extend my deepest condolences to the families of those killed, to the Government of Iraq, to Foreign Affairs Minister Hoshyar Zebari, and to the people of this great country. I want to pay tribute to those who lost their lives while protecting their friends and colleagues."