Annan condemns Tel Aviv suicide bomb attack

Annan condemns Tel Aviv suicide bomb attack

Secretary-General Kofi Annan
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has condemned the suicide bomb attack on Wednesday in Tel Aviv, which followed on the heels of a terrorist attack the previous day near the settlement of Emanuel in the West Bank.

"The Secretary-General reiterates his utter denunciation of such heinous acts, which are harmful to the Palestinian cause and do not serve any acceptable purpose, political or otherwise," a spokesman for Mr. Annan said in a statement released late Wednesday afternoon at UN Headquarters in New York.

"The international community and the parties must remain steadfast in their determination not to allow the perpetrators of violent and senseless acts to derail efforts in the search for a just, comprehensive and lasting solution to the conflict," the statement said.