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30 July 1997
SECRETARY-GENERAL EXPRESSES HORROR AT TODAY'S CARNAGE IN JERUSALEM
The following statement was issued today by Secretary-General Kofi Annan:
I am shocked and horrified by the carnage in Jerusalem today. At least 18 innocent lives are lost and over 150 people injured in apparent twin suicide attacks.
I express my heartfelt condolences to the Government and people of Israel, and especially to the families of the victims. And I condemn this act of terror unreservedly, as I condemn terrorism from whatever quarter. Violence of this kind can never advance the cause of peace.
This is a crucial time in the quest for peace in the Middle East. I appeal to all concerned to reject violence and pursue their aims through dialogue, at the negotiating table.
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