Press Releases

    SG/SM/8434
    15 October 2002

    SECRETARY-GENERAL "HORRIFIED" BY
    SATURDAY CAR BOMB ATTACK IN BALI

    NEW YORK, 14 October (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued yesterday, 13 October, by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General was shocked and horrified to hear of last night’s car bomb attack in Bali, Indonesia, which killed at least 180 people and wounded scores of others.

    He wishes to express, once again, his utter condemnation of all such indiscriminate attacks on civilians. They violate all accepted standards of morality, as well as national and international law, and cannot be justified by any cause or ideology.

    Such tragic events underscore the importance of cooperation by all States in the struggle against terrorism and to defend human rights, freedom and the rule of law.

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