France condemns in the strongest possible terms the attack carried out in Baghdad on January 21 which killed numerous civilians. It offers its condolences to the victims’ families and loved ones and wishes those injured a speedy recovery. Those responsible for this cowardly attack must be tracked down and brought to justice.
In this difficult moment, France stands side-by-side with Iraq and reaffirms its support for the Iraqi authorities and its commitment to the country’s sovereignty.
France remains fully resolved to continue the fight against terrorism, together with its partners.