STATEMENT ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE SPOKESPERSON
OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

On killing of UNAMID peacekeepers

General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim expresses his shock and outrage at the violent attack against UN peacekeepers in North Darfur resulting in the death of seven peacekeepers. The President extends his sincere condolences to the families of those killed and sends his well-wishes to those wounded in the attack.

The President reiterates his strong condemnation of all attacks against UN personnel risking their lives in the cause of peace as an unacceptable affront against the principles of the United Nations. The President calls on the Government of Sudan as a member of the United Nations General Assembly too bring to justice those who have committed this crime and to make every effort to prevent future attacks on its territory against United Nations personnel.

New York
9 July 2008

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