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UAE condemns twin bomb attacks in Istanbul

Xinhua, December 11, 2016 Adjust font size:

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday condemned the two terrorist bombings that killed and wounded dozens of innocent people in Istanbul, Turkey, UAE state news agency WAM reported.

In a statement, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation restated the principled position of the UAE rejecting "all forms and manifestations of terrorism."

The UAE, a major oil supplier, called for enhancing coordination between states and combining the efforts of the international community to ensure that this dangerous plight that poses threats to global peace and security is eliminated and that its sources of finance are shut down.

Late on Saturday, two explosions rocked central Istanbul near Besiktas's Vodafone Arena Stadium, leaving 38 people killed and 155 others wounded.

The ministry expressed the UAE's solidarity with the Turkish government against such "terrorist crimes" that target Turkey's stability and security as well as its citizens.

The ministry further extended condolences to the Turkish government and the families of the victims and wished for speedy recovery of all the wounded. Endit