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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Notes to correspondents

Note to correspondents in response to questions about remarks by the Vice-President of Iran

New York, 27 June 2012

In response to questions about remarks by the Vice-President of Iran, the Spokesperson has the following to say:

"The Secretary-General has on many occasions called on Iranian officials to refrain from these kinds of anti-Semitic statements. He does so again in response to these latest reported comments. He believes it is the responsibility of leaders to promote harmony and understanding and he deeply regrets expressions of hatred and religious intolerance."

New York, 27 June 2012


Notes to correspondents on 27 June 2012