ERBIL — Those behind the recent “callous attacks” in Iraq appear to enjoy impunity, acting recklessly and exposing the country to disastrous consequences, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said.
The statement came after Baghdad International Airport came under another attack on Friday with six rockets, one of which hit a passenger plane without causing casualties.
“The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) is deeply concerned by the current wave of attacks targeting political party offices, residences as well as businesses in Iraq, and most recently the rocket attack on Baghdad International Airport,” reads the statement.
“It is therefore essential that all stakeholders move beyond condemnations and swiftly pull together to expose those behind it. At the same time, dialogue must be intensified to find solutions to any political dispute,” it added.
The UNAMI called the current situation in Iraq amid the formation of the new government a “delicate transitional period” which requires all the stakeholders “to exercise restraint and avoid falling into the trap of creating chaos.”
Iraq’s Security Media Cell said the attack was to undermine government’s efforts to restore Iraq’s regional role. It also confirmed that three unexploded rockets were found on a launch pad in Abu Ghraib district, and safely removed.