SECRETARY-GENERAL APPALLED AT ‘INDISCRIMINATE ACT OF TERRORISM’ IN MOSCOW SUBWAY

6 February 2004
SG/SM/9149

SECRETARY-GENERAL APPALLED AT ‘INDISCRIMINATE ACT OF TERRORISM’ IN MOSCOW SUBWAY

06/02/2004
Press ReleaseSG/SM/9149

SECRETARY-GENERAL APPALLED AT ‘INDISCRIMINATE ACT OF TERRORISM’ IN MOSCOW SUBWAY

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

The Secretary-General was appalled to learn of yet another indiscriminate act of terrorism in Moscow this morning.  Once again the world bears witness to dozens of innocent lives lost and many more injured, all of whom were merely going about their daily rounds on a rush-hour subway train.

The Secretary-General is adamantly opposed to all acts of terrorism, from whatever quarter.  No cause whatsoever can justify such heinous crimes.  The Secretary-General conveys his heartfelt condolences to the Government and citizens of the Russian Federation and to the families and friends of the victims.  He hopes that the perpetrators will swiftly be brought to justice.

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