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Brahimi Calls For End To Violence In Iraq

BRAHIMI CALLS FOR END TO VIOLENCE IN IRAQ
New York, Apr 8 2004 3:00PM

Continuing consultations with a broad cross-section of Iraqis on the political transition set for 30 June, United Nations Special Adviser Lakhdar Brahimi today called on the parties in Iraq to end the ongoing conflict.

"On this day, we must mention, with great pain and extreme sorrow, the bloody events which we are witnessing in various parts of , and express condolences for the innocent lives which were lost, and call upon all parties to end this conflict, which does not serve anyone's interests," he told reporters before a meeting with civil society leaders in Baghdad this evening.

Mr. Brahimi said the UN looked forward to the restoration of sovereignty to Iraq as the first step to emerging from the dark tunnel which the country entered a long time ago. He added that the UN was trying to contribute to the formation of a government that will take over power in Iraq on 1 July, thus ending at least some of the factors leading to the events of the last few days.

The UN envoy and his team held talks today with university professors, political party leaders and a wide range of Iraqi professionals.

2004-04-08 00:00:00.000


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