Press Releases

         4 October 2004

    Secretary-General Expresses Abhorrence over Beirut Car Bombing

    NEW YORK, 1 October (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General expresses his serious concern over the car bombing in Beirut that wounded former Minister of Economy Marwan Hamadeh this morning.  He reiterates his abhorrence of such violent acts. The Secretary-General expresses his condolences to the family of Ghazi Bou Karoum, who was killed in the attack, and wishes for the speedy recovery of those injured.

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