09/10/2003
Press Release
SG/SM/8930
IK/396



SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS LATEST TERRORIST INCIDENTS IN IRAQ,


REMAINS ‘GREATLY CONCERNED’ AT SECURITY SITUATION


This is the text of a statement today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:


The Secretary-General strongly condemns both today’s suicide bombing at a police station in Sadr City, Baghdad and the killing of Jose Antonio Bernal, a Spanish diplomat.  The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the toll of dead and wounded arising from these murderous attacks.  He conveys his condolences to the families of the victims and hopes that the injured will make a full recovery.


The Secretary-General reiterates that all terrorist acts, from whatever quarter and whatever their justification, are morally repugnant and indefensible.  He remains greatly concerned about the security situation in Iraq.


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