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United Nations
Sotirios Zacheos
Chairman of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country
Press Statement on the Terrorist Attacks
September 17, 2001

“On behalf of the United Nations diplomatic community, and in the name of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country, I would like to echo the sense of outrage felt in the hearts and minds of all humanity at the tragic and senseless loss of human life and property which have resulted from the heinous acts of terrorism inflicted upon our host city and country. We express our solidarity with the people and Government of the United States of America and join them in mourning the loss of the countless victims of these atrocities, sharing the grief of their families and loved ones, and expressing the hope that all those responsible for the massive death and destruction will be brought to justice as soon as possible.

“We are grateful for the valiant and noble efforts of the men and women of the city and state of New York and the Federal Government who are working tirelessly to rescue the missing, recover the lost, salvage the ruins and restore the peace and security of our host city and country.”

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