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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon


Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the bomb attacks in Syria

New York, 21 February 2013

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.

Statements on 21 February 2013