Press Releases

                            1 September 2004

    Press Statement by Security Council President on Middle East

    NEW YORK, 31 August (UN Headquarters) -- The following press statement on the Middle East was delivered today by Security Council President Andrey Denisov (Russian Federation):

    Members of the Security Council heard a briefing by the Secretariat on the terrorist attacks in Israel on 31 August 2004. They strongly condemned these bombings that resulted in the loss of innocent lives. They also condemned all other acts of terrorism.

    Council members took note of the statement of the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on this tragic event.

    Members of the Council denounced the escalation of violence in the Middle East and called on all the parties for the continuation of the Middle East peace process.

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