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Cablegate: Nato Syg Condemns Attack On Un in Kabul

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PTER NATO UN PREL MOPS AF
SUBJECT: NATO SYG CONDEMNS ATTACK ON UN IN KABUL

1. (U) On October 28, NATO Secretary General Rasmussen issued
a statement condemning the attack earlier in the day against
a UN guesthouse in Kabul.

2. (U) The text of the Secretary General's statement follows:

BEGIN TEXT

28 Oct. 2009

Press Release: (2009) 154

Statement by the Secretary General on Kabul attacks

On behalf of NATO, I strongly condemn the attacks that took
place in Kabul today, in which a number of international and
Afghan UN staff were killed and injured.

The victims of these terrorist attacks were devoted to
helping the Afghan people build better lives. In targeting
them, the Taliban has demonstrated once again that it is
truly an enemy of the Afghan people.

I express my condolences to the families of the victims, and
to the United Nations.

END TEXT
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