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

Susan E. Rice
U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations 
U.S. Mission to the United Nations 
New York, NY
October 31, 2011


The United States strongly condemns today’s craven assault by suicide attackers on the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Kandahar. Over the years, the UN’s refugee agency has provided care and refuge for millions of Afghanistan’s most vulnerable people. Today’s attack underscores the moral bankruptcy of the attackers and the bravery of humanitarians who serve others at great risk. The United States extends our deepest condolences to the UN, to the loved ones of the victims, and to the families and individuals who will be impacted by this tragedy.


PRN: 2011/223