Colombia bomb blast will deepen conflict, undermine hopes for peace – Annan

Colombia bomb blast will deepen conflict, undermine hopes for peace – Annan

Secretary-General Kofi Annan
Voicing deep shock at the “terrible” terrorist attack on a crowded social club in Colombia, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan condemned the bombing and warned the violence would worsen the country’s conflict.

A statement issued by a UN spokesman said the Secretary-General “strongly condemns this cruel bombing” last night in Bogota and all other terrorist attacks by any actor in the conflict.

“Their ends do not justify the means,” the statement said. “The heartless killing of innocent civilians will only deepen the conflict and further undermine hopes for peace that Colombia seeks and deserves.”

The Secretary-General also expressed his profound sympathy for the victims and for their families.