I thank you, Mr. President [John Ashe], for your leadership and initiative to organize this important event on counter-terrorism.
Mr. President, if you allow me, I’d like to say a few words about the kidnapping of Turkish diplomats in Mosul, Iraq.
I was shocked to hear that these terrorists have kidnapped the Consul General of Turkey and many diplomatic officers who are working in Mosul.
This is totally unacceptable. As Secretary-General of the United Nations, I am condemning in the strongest possible terms such a terrorist attack against diplomatic officers.