New York

09 November 2003

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on yesterday's attack in Riyadh

The Secretary-General is horrified by last night's attack against a residential compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, that reportedly killed at least ten innocent people and injured many others. He condemns this terrorist act in the strongest possible terms.

The Secretary-General conveys his heartfelt condolences to the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the families of the victims. He is confident that the authorities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will bring to justice the perpetrators of this cowardly attack.