New York

28 November 2012

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the terrorist bombings in Damascus

The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest possible terms the terrorist bombings in Damascus this morning which have left dozens killed and injured.  There are no circumstances that justify the targeting of civilians.  Such terror attacks are unacceptable.  The Secretary-General is deeply saddened and expresses his condolences to the families of the victims.

This latest act of violence only underscores the urgency of stopping the destructive spiral of war in Syria and moving urgently toward a peaceful political solution that meets the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people.