10 February 2012

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

Secretary-General Firmly Condemns Bomb Attacks in Aleppo, Syria; Reiterates


‘All Violence Is Unacceptable and Must Cease Immediately’


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General firmly condemns the bomb attacks this morning in the city of Aleppo which targeted governmental security offices and killed and injured scores of people.  He extends his sympathy and condolences to the bereaved families of the victims as well as to the Government and people of Syria.  The Secretary-General reiterates that all violence is unacceptable and must cease immediately from all sides.

The Secretary-General reiterates his strong conviction that the crisis in Syria can only be solved through a comprehensive peaceful political solution that addresses the democratic aspirations of the Syrian people and ensures the full respect of their human rights and fundamental freedoms.

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