UK’s Boris Johnson ‘strongly condemns’ attack on Iraqi PM: Downing Street

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson “strongly condemned” the attack targeting his Iraqi counterpart Mustafa al-Kadhemi, his office said Sunday.

In a phone call, Johnson also “offered his sympathies to those injured” after an explosives-packed drone struck Kadhemi’s Baghdad residence early Sunday, a Downing Street spokesman said in a statement.

The British leader “made clear that the UK stands by the Iraqi people and supports… efforts to form a government following elections, which is vital for the long-term stability of Iraq,” the statement said.

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