Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Terrorist Bombings in Damascus, Concerned Violence Creating Fertile Ground for Terrorism, Criminal Acts of All Kinds

10 October 2012
SG/SM/14574

Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Terrorist Bombings in Damascus, Concerned Violence Creating Fertile Ground for Terrorism, Criminal Acts of All Kinds

10 October 2012
Secretary-General
SG/SM/14574
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Terrorist Bombings in Damascus, Concerned

 

Violence Creating Fertile Ground for Terrorism, Criminal Acts of All Kinds

 


The following statement was issued on 9 October by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:


The Secretary-General strongly condemns the string of coordinated terrorist bombings in Damascus last night [8 October] that resulted in numerous deaths and injuries.  The Secretary-General is also concerned about the fate of detainees reportedly held at the facility, where the bombings occurred.  The Secretary-General reiterates that no cause can justify terrorist attacks, wherever, whenever and by whomever they are committed.


The Secretary-General is extremely concerned that the spiral of violence in Syria is creating a fertile ground for terrorism and criminal actions of all kinds.  All violence must stop.  The Secretary-General reiterates his firm conviction that resorting to violence and military means will only lead to more suffering and destruction, and that the only way out is through a political solution.  The Secretary-General urges all sides to move towards a political transition and dialogue in Syria and to work closely with Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi.


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