13 July 2005

Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Suicide Attack in Israel

NEW YORK, 12 July (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the suicide attack in Israel today that took at least two lives, and wounded many others.  He is unwavering in his conviction that nothing can justify terror.

Now and in the days ahead, it is critical that all measures be taken to ensure that such attacks do not reoccur, and that the admirable restraint recently observed be maintained so that the violence does not escalate.

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