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Condoleezza Rice And Jan Eliasson UNGA President

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice And Jan Eliasson, President of the United Nations General Assembly, Before Their Meeting

Secretary Condoleezza Rice
Treaty Room
Washington, DC
November 9, 2005

(4:10 p.m. EST)

QUESTION: Madame Secretary, do you have any reaction to the Jordan bombings?

SECRETARY RICE: I've just been apprised of them, and we are watching the situation, but clearly this is a great tragedy. Again, it shows that people will take innocent life without any remorse and it just shows the very difficult war that we're fighting. Jordan has, of course, been a tremendous fighter and a tremendous ally in the war on terrorism. So I'm not fully apprised of what has happened, but it looks like a very bad situation and of course our hearts go out to those who have been lost and to the people of Jordan.

QUESTION: Mr. Eliasson, anything you'd like to say?

MR. ELIASSON: I share these views completely. We (inaudible) and it's all over the world now. It's something that unites us. We have to do this together (inaudible).

QUESTION: Thank you very much.


Released on November 9, 2005


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