Secretary-General strongly condemns latest Beirut bombing

23 August 2005

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today strongly condemned the latest bombing in Beirut that injured several people in the Zalka suburb and called upon all parties to continue to work towards a united, sovereign and democratic Lebanon.

“The Secretary-General was appalled to hear of another bombing in Beirut,” a statement issued by his spokesman in New York said.

In the statement Mr. Annan extended his sympathies to the victims, expressed strong support for the efforts of the Government of Lebanon to improve the security situation and he urged the Government to bring to justice those behind this crime.

 

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