SECRETARY-GENERAL SHOCKED BY TERROR ATTACK IN MOSCOW

9 December 2003
SG/SM/9066

SECRETARY-GENERAL SHOCKED BY TERROR ATTACK IN MOSCOW

09/12/2003
Press ReleaseSG/SM/9066

SECRETARY-GENERAL SHOCKED BY TERROR ATTACK IN MOSCOW

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

The Secretary-General was shocked to learn that the Russian Federation had been the victim of yet another act of terror, this time in Moscow, that resulted in the deaths of innocent civilians.  Terrorism can never be justified, under any circumstances whatsoever.  He sends his deepest condolences to the Government of the Russian Federation and to the families and friends of those who were so heartlessly killed.

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