SECRETARY-GENERAL STRONGLY CONDEMNS BRUTAL IRAQ TERRORIST ATTACKS

18 November 2005
SG/SM/10219-IK/528

SECRETARY-GENERAL STRONGLY CONDEMNS BRUTAL IRAQ TERRORIST ATTACKS

18/11/2005
Secretary-General
SG/SM/10219 IK/528
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL STRONGLY CONDEMNS BRUTAL IRAQ TERRORIST ATTACKS

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

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the brutal terrorist attacks that occurred in Iraq today, including the suicide bombings at two Shia mosques in Khanaqin, and the attack against a hotel in Baghdad.  These criminal acts against innocent civilians are also aimed at fostering divisions among the Iraqi people.  The Secretary-General reiterates that no cause can justify the indiscriminate use of violence, in which innocent civilians are the principal victims.  He extends his condolences and deepest sympathies to the families of all the victims.

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