11 August 2006

Secretary-General Reiterates Call for Cessation of Fighting along Blue Line; Says Security Council Resolution Ought to Be Possible by Week's End

NEW YORK, 10 August (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General is working very intensely with Security Council members and key leaders, both here and in capitals, to push for a resolution concerning the situation along the Blue Line.

He reiterates his call that the fighting must stop to save civilians on both sides from the nightmare they have endured for the past four weeks.

The Secretary-General believes that it ought to be possible for the Security Council to adopt a resolution by the end of the week.

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