23/08/2005
Secretary-General
SG/SM/10054

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS BEIRUT TERRORIST BOMBING


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:


The Secretary-General was appalled to hear of another bombing in Beirut that injured several people in the Zalka suburb.  He strongly condemns this latest terrorist act and extends his sympathies to the victims.


The Secretary-General strongly supports the efforts of the Government of Lebanon to improve the security situation and urges it to bring to justice those behind this crime.  He reiterates his call upon all parties to continue to work towards a united, sovereign and democratic Lebanon.


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