Mr. Farouk Yousef Mustafa First Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs delivered the speech of Iraq under item 111, entitled “Measures to eliminate international terrorism” relating to the work of the Sixth Committee (the Legal Committee), in which he affirmed Iraq’s firm position in the fight against terrorism by adopting and supporting measures to eradicate this serious scourge, And the accession of Iraq to most of the international and regional instruments on combating terrorism, where the Iraqi government works in accordance with these conventions particularly in the framework of strengthening the judicial system in line with respect for the principles and rules of human rights.

 Iraq also welcomed the establishment of the United Nations Office for Counter-Terrorism and the convening of the United Nations Conference of Heads of Counter-Terrorism Agencies held in late June this year.