Press Releases

    21 November 2005

    Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Brutal Iraq Terrorist Attacks

    NEW YORK, 18 November (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General strongly condemns the brutal terrorist attacks that occurred in Iraq today, including the suicide bombings at two Shia mosques in Khanaqin, and the attack against a hotel in Baghdad.  These criminal acts against innocent civilians are also aimed at fostering divisions among the Iraqi people.  The Secretary-General reiterates that no cause can justify the indiscriminate use of violence, in which innocent civilians are the principal victims.  He extends his condolences and deepest sympathies to the families of all the victims.

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