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28 March 2005
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SPOKESMAN'S NOON
BY FRED ECKHARD
SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
Monday, 28 March, 2005
U.N. ENVOY TO RETURN TO MIDDLE
Late Thursday, the Secretary-General transmitted to the Security Council the report of the Mission of Inquiry headed by Peter Fitzgerald on the circumstances, causes and consequences of the 14 February bombing in Beirut.
That report, the Secretary-General noted, raises some very serious and troubling allegations. The mission concludes that an independent, international investigation is needed, and the Secretary-General, in a letter to the Security Council, endorsed that recommendation.
Meanwhile, Special Envoy Terje Roed-Larsen will return to the region in April to continue his efforts, working with both Syria and Lebanon, to bring about a smooth implementation of Security Council
. He will also want to sound out the people of both countries, to get their sense of progress. He is grateful to all sides for the cooperation he has received.