Secretary-General Condemns Series of Bombings in Populated Areas of Damascus, Renews Call on Parties to End Violence, Respect Humanitarian Laws

21 February 2013
SG/SM/14829

Secretary-General Condemns Series of Bombings in Populated Areas of Damascus, Renews Call on Parties to End Violence, Respect Humanitarian Laws

21 February 2013
Secretary-General
SG/SM/14829
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Condemns Series of Bombings in Populated Areas of Damascus,

 

Renews Call on Parties to End Violence, Respect Humanitarian Laws

 

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

The Secretary-General condemns the series of bombings in populated areas in the Syrian capital Damascus today, which resulted in numerous deaths and injuries.  He sends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes those injured a speedy recovery.

The Secretary-General reiterates his firm conviction that resorting to violence and military means will only lead to more suffering and destruction, and that a political solution is the only way out.

The Secretary-General renews his call on all parties to end the violence and respect international humanitarian law.

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