14/02/2002
Press Release
PAL/1904
SC/7302



PRESS STATEMENT ON MIDDLE EAST SITUATION BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT


Following is the text of this morning’s press statement on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestine question, by Security Council President Adolfo Aguilar Zinser (Mexico):


As a follow-up of the briefing held on 30 January, members of the Security Council heard a briefing on the developments regarding the situation in the Middle East from the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Kieran Prendergast.  Members of the Council expressed concern at the continuing violence in the region, and they shared the expressed dismay of the Secretary General for the attack on the Palestinian Authority in Gaza on 10 February causing the injury of two United Nations employees and heavy damage to United Nations offices.  Members of the Council will continue to hold regular briefings on the situation in the Middle East.


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