Secretary-General's comments after meeting Chinese President Jiang Zemin
Beijing, China, 14 October 2002Q: [Can you give us your views of the Bali] bombing and is there a role for the UN in stopping such events in the future?
SG: It is tragic. It is a brutal and inhuman act, and my condolences and deepest sympathies go to the families who lost loved ones and are now grieving for them. And, of course, those who are in hospital I wish a speedy recovery. But I think this act underscores the importance of the international community coming together to fight terrorism. It underscores the importance of the work the Security Council is doing and it is important that all of us, all countries, come together to share information, to decide not to support terrorists, not to give them financial support, not to give them safety, not to give them comfort. And if we do that, we will deny them their opportunities.
Q: Did you discuss Iraq with President Jiang—a possible resolution?
SG: We didn't get into resolutions. Iraq came up, but we didn't discuss resolutions. I think the [Security] Council will be discussing it this week and I'm sure there will be a resolution.