Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on violence in Libya and the Middle East
New York, 13 September 2012
The Secretary-General is deeply disturbed by the recent violence in Libya and elsewhere in the Middle East. Nothing justifies such killings and attacks. He condemns the hateful film that appears to have been deliberately designed to sow bigotry and bloodshed. At this time of rising tensions, the Secretary-General calls for calm and restraint, and stresses the need for dialogue, mutual respect and understanding.
Statements on 13 September 2012
- New York, 13 September 2012 - Secretary-General's remarks to the General Assembly on Mediation
- Geneva, Switzerland, 13 September 2012 - Secretary-General's video message to Panel on Intimidation or Reprisal Against Individuals and Groups Who Cooperate or Have Cooperated with the United Nations and its Representatives and Mechanisms in the Field of Human Rights