Secretary-General, Condemning Beirut Car Bombing, Calls for National Unity as Safeguard of Lebanon’s Stability in Face of Terrorism

19 February 2014
SG/SM/15654

Secretary-General, Condemning Beirut Car Bombing, Calls for National Unity as Safeguard of Lebanon’s Stability in Face of Terrorism

19 February 2014
Secretary-General
SG/SM/15654
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General, Condemning Beirut Car Bombing, Calls for National Unity

as Safeguard of Lebanon’s Stability in Face of Terrorism

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

The Secretary-General condemns the car bombing today in the Beirut neighbourhood of Bir al Hassan that has caused several casualties, including children amongst the injured.  He extends his condolences to the families of the victims and the Government and people of Lebanon.  The Secretary-General notes the active efforts of the Lebanese army and security forces in working to detain terrorist suspects and prevent attacks, and calls for the perpetrators of this crime to be brought to justice.  The Secretary-General calls on all Lebanese parties to come together in support of their newly formed Government and other State institutions, and to sustain national unity as the best safeguard of Lebanon’s security and stability in the face of terrorism.

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