Ban condemns terrorist attack against Jordanian guard post at Syrian border

21 June 2016

Condemning today's terrorist attack against a Jordanian border guard post at the north-eastern border with Syria, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon offered his condolences to the families of the victims and reiterates his solidarity with the Government and people of Jordan.

“The Secretary-General is particularly concerned that the attack took place opposite an encampment where Syrian asylum seekers await entry into Jordan,” said a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesman in which the UN chief commended Jordan for its continued commitment and efforts to uphold humanitarian principles.

Further to the statement, the Secretary-General urged all Governments to strengthen their efforts to combat the scourge of terrorism and violent extremism, and to support the Government of Jordan in this context.

 

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