FM Livni emphasized the common struggle of Russia, Israel and the entire enlightened world against terrorism.

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)

An Al Qaida-lnked Iraqi terrorist organization announced on Sunday, 25 June 2006, that it had executed four Russian diplomats who had been kidnapped on 3 June 2006. Israel expresses regret and outrage over the deaths of the Russian diplomats.

Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni extends her condolences to the diplomats’ families and expresses her solidarity with the Russian people. She emphasizes the common struggle of Russia, Israel and the entire enlightened world against terrorism and hopes that those who perpetrated this criminal act will be captured and punished to the fullest extent of the law.