Press Release

UNAMI strongly condemns assassination attempt on Iraqi Prime Minister

07 November 2021

Baghdad, 7 November 2021 - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) condemns in the strongest terms the assassination attempt against Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi. The Mission expresses its relief that the Prime Minister was not hurt in the drone attack on his residence in Baghdad.

Terrorism, violence and unlawful acts must not be allowed to undermine Iraq’s stability and derail its democratic process.

The Mission joins the Prime Minister in calling for calm and urging restraint. Moreover, UNAMI strongly encourages all sides to take responsibility for de-escalation and to engage in dialogue to ease political tensions, upholding the national interest of Iraq.

The United Nations stands by all Iraqis who long for peace and stability; they deserve nothing less.

Samir Ghattas

Samir Ghattas

Spokesperson and Director of Strategic Communications and Public Information Office

UNAMI Public Information Office


UN entities involved in this initiative

UN Assistance Mission for Iraq

Goals we are supporting through this initiative