Secretary-General condemns terrorist bombings in Uzbek capital

30 July 2004
Secretary-General Kofi Annan

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today voiced his dismay at a series of bombings in Uzbekistan against the United States and Israeli embassies, as well as the office of the country’s prosecutor.

The blasts in the capital of Tashkent reportedly killed two people and injured about a dozen others.

Mr. Annan’s spokesman issued a statement saying the Secretary-General “condemns these criminal acts in the strongest terms.”

“Targeting of diplomatic missions and civilians is a crime that cannot be justified by any cause,” the statement said.


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