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Expressing Deep Concern at Rising Tension, Secretary-General Condemns Attack
by Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Calls for ‘Immediate Restraint’
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by the escalation of tension on the Korean peninsula caused by today’s artillery attack by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on the Yeonpyeong Island. The attack was one of the gravest incidents since the end of the Korean War.
The Secretary-General condemns the attack and calls for immediate restraint. The Secretary-General regrets the loss of life and expresses sympathy to the victims and their families.
The Secretary-General insists that any differences should be resolved by peaceful means and dialogue.
The Secretary-General has conveyed his utmost concern to the President of the Security Council.
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