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

Susan E. Rice
U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations 
U.S. Mission to the United Nations 
New York, NY
April 1, 2011


I strongly condemn the horrific and senseless attack this morning on the United Nations operations center in Mazar-i-Sharif. The dedicated staff of the UN Mission in Afghanistan does courageous work every single day to support the Afghan people under extremely difficult circumstances, including repeated attacks. It is inexcusable that these brave souls would be targeted for violence.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families and friends of those who were killed or wounded. We honor the sacrifice and determination of the UNAMA staff, and mourn for those who were lost in today’s attack. We will continue to stand with UNAMA as it works with the Afghan people to build a stronger, more stable and more peaceful Afghanistan.


PRN: 2011/063