SECRETARY-GENERAL STRONGLY CONDEMNS BOMBING OF UNITED STATES EMBASSY IN YEMEN

17 September 2008
SG/SM/11795

SECRETARY-GENERAL STRONGLY CONDEMNS BOMBING OF UNITED STATES EMBASSY IN YEMEN

17 September 2008
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11795
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General strongly condemns bombing of United States embassy in yemen

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General stronglycondemns today’s terrorist bombing of the United States Embassy in Sana’a, Yemen.  He is saddened by the reported deaths of at least 16 people, including Yemeni guards and civilians outside the Embassy, as well as the wounding of many others in this attack.  He extends his condolences to the families of the victims, and wishes those injured a full recovery.  Attacks on diplomatic facilities and personnel worldwide are against international law and are totally unacceptable.  The Secretary-General calls on the Yemeni authorities to spare no effort in bringing those responsible to justice.

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