November 30th, 2013 15:45 EST
UN Chief Ban Condemns Shelling of Russian Embassy in Damascus
Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the shelling on Thursday against the Russian Embassy in the Syrian capital, Damascus, which killed one person and wounded nine others.
Embassy personnel were among those wounded in the incident, which the UN Security Council condemned yesterday as a heinous terrorist act.
In a statement issued today by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban extended his deep condolences to the family of the victim and to the Russian Government, and his sympathies to those injured.
The Secretary-General underlines the importance of holding the perpetrators accountable, " the spokesperson said.
As the violence in Syria causes growing levels of suffering and destruction, the Secretary-General reiterates his appeal to all Syrian, regional and international actors to show vision and leadership and act in concert towards a political solution of the conflict.
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