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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Baghdad bombings violate all humanitarian principles

Baghdad bombings violate all humanitarian principles - Kofi Annan
17 August 2005– United Nations Secretary- General Kofi Annan denounced the bombings in Baghdad today that killed at least 43 people and wounded many more.

He strongly condemns these attacks, which appear to have been coordinated to hurt as many innocent civilians as possible, including by obstructing medical access, in violation of all humanitarian principles.
Statement issued by his spokesman.

The Secretary-General conveys his deepest sympathy to the families of the victims.
(From press release by UN NEWS CENTRE)

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