10 November 2005

Secretary-General Condemns Terrorist Bombings in Amman, Jordan, Underscoring Need for Collective Action against "Scourge"

NEW YORK, 9 November (UN Headquarters) -- This statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the terrorist bombings in the Jordanian capital, Amman, which have killed at least 18 innocent people and injured more than 100.

He sends his condolences to the families of the bereaved and to the people and Government of Jordan.

During his current tour of the Middle East, the Secretary-General has taken every opportunity to underscore the need for collective action against terrorism.  The people of this region have particularly suffered from this scourge.  In meetings today and yesterday with Saudi and Egyptian authorities, the Secretary-General stressed the need for Member States to adopt a comprehensive convention against terrorism as soon as possible.

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