UN chief contacts New York City Mayor, US Ambassador to extend condolences in wake of deadly attack

View of New York City, United States. Photo: UN News/Vibhu Mishra

1 November 2017 – A day after the deadly attack in New York City, Secretary-General António Guterres spoke to Mayor Bill di Blasio and reaffirmed his solidarity with the people of New York.

According to his spokesperson, the Secretary-General has also contacted the Permanent Representative of the United States to the UN, Nikki Haley, to express his condolences.

In a Tweet yesterday, Mr. Guterres said that “our hearts go out to the people of our great host city; today all of us at UNHQ are New Yorkers.”

A statement from his spokesperson says Mr. Guterres was “shocked and deeply saddened” to learn of the attack.

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