Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the Attack in Kabul

Susan E. Rice
U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations 
U.S. Mission to the United Nations 
New York, NY
October 28, 2009




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

I condemn in the strongest terms the brutal and cowardly attack in Kabul today on United Nations workers and members of the Afghan National Security Forces.  An American citizen was among those who lost their lives. My heartfelt condolences and sympathies go out to the families and friends of all of the victims.
 
The United Nations has been doing vital work for the Afghan people for more than fifty years. The United States strongly supports the leadership and staff of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan as they work bravely each day under incredibly difficult circumstances, and we are grateful to the Afghan National Security Forces for their commitment and sacrifice.
 
The international community stands together in its commitment to defeat those extremists seeking to halt democratic progress in Afghanistan.  The United States stands firmly with the people of Afghanistan as they prepare for the November 7 presidential runoff elections.

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PRN: 2009/243