Press Releases

    SG/SM/9768
    22 March 2005

    Secretary-General Appeals to All Parties to Safeguard Stability, National Unity Following Beirut Car Bombing

    NEW YORK, 21 March (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued on Saturday, 19 March, by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General was deeply disturbed to learn of the explosion of a car bomb in Beirut in the early morning hours of 19 March, which left 11 people injured.  He wishes those injured in the bombing a speedy recovery.

    The Secretary-General is greatly concerned about the rising tension in Lebanon and appeals to all parties concerned to exert utmost efforts to safeguard the stability and national unity of the country.

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