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Source: Secretary-General
18 June 2002

The Secretary-General made the following remarks at the start of a speech to UN Goodwill Ambassadors this morning at UN Headquarters.

"This morning we learned there had been another desperate act of terror that took innocent lives in Israel, among them, schoolchildren. My sorrow could not be deeper for all the families touched by this tragedy.

I must, once again, in the strongest possible terms, repeat my condemnation of all such acts of violence. No cause can justify the taking of innocent lives and this should give us one more reason to work harder to bring peace to that tragic region. And I know you are all with me as we search for peace in the Middle East."

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