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10 September 2003


Geneva, Switzerland, 10 September 2003 - Secretary-General answering a question asked by Reuters [unofficial partial transcript]

[The Secretary-General was asked about the suicide bombings that took place the previous day near Tel Aviv and in Jerusalem.]

SG: I send my deepest sympathies to the families who have lost loved ones. I have always maintained that the way to settle the dispute is through dialogue and I hope the parties will exercise restraint, because the cycle of violence, retaliation and vengeance is not going to resolve the issue. I would hope that they would move to implement the Road Map.

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