13 April 2004
Secretary-General Calls for Release of Japanese Nationals Held Hostage In Iraq
NEW YORK, 8 April (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:
The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the threats to the lives of three Japanese nationals who are reportedly held hostage by Iraqi militants.
The Secretary-General calls for the release of these three persons and all other innocent civilians who may have been abducted for political ends in the conflict.
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