Press Releases

    SG/SM/9856
    IK/492
    6 May 2005

    Secretary-General, Condemning All Violence against Innocent Civilians, Expresses Hope for Quick Release of Romanian Hostages in Iraq

    NEW YORK, 5 May (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    NEW YORK, 5 May (UN Headquarters) -- The Secretary-General is following with concern the situation of the three Romanian journalists and their guide taken hostage in Iraq last March.  He expresses the hope that they will be released quickly and safely and reiterates his condemnation of all hostage-takings and killings of innocent civilians, which no cause can ever justify.

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