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Annan Condemns Terrorist Blasts In Jordan

Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Deadly Terrorist Blasts In Jordan

New York, Nov 9 2005

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who is currently travelling in the Middle East, today strongly condemned the bombings in Amman, Jordan, and reiterated his longstanding call for the adoption of a comprehensive international treaty to fight the scourge of terrorism.

The attacks in the Jordanian capital have killed at least 18 innocent people and injured more than 100.

In a statement released by his spokesman, Mr. Annan said that during his current tour of the Middle East he has taken every opportunity to underscore the need for collective action against terrorism.

"The people of this region have particularly suffered from this scourge," the spokesman said. "In meetings today and yesterday with Saudi and Egyptian authorities, the Secretary-General stressed the need for Member States to adopt a comprehensive convention against terrorism as soon as possible."

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