26 September 2003
DEATH OF IRAQ GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBER SADDENS SECRETARY-GENERAL
NEW YORK, 25 September (UN Headquarters) -- Following is a statement issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:
The Secretary-General was very sad to learn of the death of Dr. Akila al-Hashemi, the member of the Iraqi Governing Council who was attacked last Saturday. He considers such murderous use of violence wholly inexcusable, and likely only to retard the process of establishing a broad-based and representative government in Iraq, to which sovereignty can be transferred. He sends his sincere condolences to Dr. al-Hashemi’s family, and to the Governing Council.
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