New York

18 July 2013

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Bahrain

The Secretary-General condemns the bomb attack at a mosque in Riffa, Bahrain, and expresses his concern about the recent increase in violence in the Kingdom. The Secretary-General reiterates his call on the Government and people of Bahrain to engage in an all–inclusive, meaningful dialogue in order to defuse tensions, promote reforms and foster reconciliation.