New York

10 February 2012

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Bomb Attacks in Aleppo, Syria

The Secretary-General firmly condemns the bomb attacks this morning in the city of Aleppo which targeted governmental security offices and killed and injured scores of people. He extends his sympathy and condolences to the bereaved families of the victims as well as to the Government and people of Syria. The Secretary-General reiterates that all violence is unacceptable and must cease immediately from all sides.

The Secretary-General reiterates his strong conviction that the crisis in Syria can only be solved through a comprehensive peaceful political solution that addresses the democratic aspirations of the Syrian people and ensures the full respect of their human rights and fundamental freedoms.