Press Releases

    SG/SM/9780
    29 March 2005

    Secretary-General Condemns Continued Bombings in Lebanon, Urges All Concerned to Do Utmost to Safeguard Lebanon’s Stability, National Unity

    NEW YORK, 28 March (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued on 27 March by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General condemns the continued bombings in Lebanon, where an explosion in Beirut late Saturday killed two people and injured at least eight others.  He is especially saddened that this latest attack, the third in Lebanon in only a week, was carried out on the eve of Easter, just as many of the nation’s Christians were preparing to attend Mass.

    The Secretary-General believes this latest violence must stop, and that Lebanese should be allowed to decide the future of their country free of violence and intimidation.  He calls upon the Government of Lebanon to act rapidly to prevent the security situation from deteriorating.  He urges all concerned parties to do their utmost to safeguard Lebanon’s stability and national unity.

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