4 September 2006

Secretary-General Saddened by Deadly Air Crash on Eve of His Iran Visit

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

The Secretary-General was deeply saddened to learn of the deaths of passengers in a plane crash in Mashhad, Iran.

On the eve of his visit to the country, the Secretary-General's thoughts are with the families of the victims of this tragedy.  He extends his sincere condolences to them and to the Government of Iran.

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