22 March 2007
Security Council
SC/8974
IK/565
SG/2126

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

SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON BAGHDAD ATTACK


The following Security Council press statement on the attack in Baghdad was read out today by Council President Dumisani S. Kumalo ( South Africa):


The members of the Security Council welcomed the Secretary-Generalís visit to Baghdad.


They expressed their unwavering support for the efforts of the United Nations and its Secretary-General to promote an inclusive and effective political process in Iraq aimed at reaching national reconciliation, preserving its sovereignty and territorial integrity.


The members of the Security Council strongly condemned the abhorrent terrorist attack on the Iraqi Prime Ministerís office where the Secretary-General participated in a joint press conference.


The members of the Security Council condemned all terrorist attacks and reaffirmed the need to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, and by all means, in accordance with international law.


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