Press Releases

    SG/SM/8195
    15 April 2002

    SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS SUICIDE BOMB ATTACK IN JERUSALEM; CALLS ON PARTIES TO COOPERATE WITH UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF STATE MISSION

    NEW YORK, 12 April (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokes- man for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General condemns the suicide bomb attack today in Jerusalem. He reiterates his utter condemnation of such attacks against Israeli civilians as morally repugnant.

    The way out of this vicious cycle of violence is for both parties to move ahead towards an immediate ceasefire, leading towards a resumption of negotiations on a just, lasting and comprehensive peace settlement. In this regards, the Secretary-General calls on Chairman Arafat and Prime Minister Sharon to cooperate with United States Secretary of State Colin Powell’s mission.

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