21 August, 2003
The government spokesman on Wednesday condemned what he called ''unacceptable terrorist attacks'' in Baghdad and Jerusalem on Tuesday.
Following similar statements by Foreign Minister George Papandreou on Tuesday night, spokesman Christos Protopapas also expressed condolences over the deaths of several dozens victims in the two attacked, which also claimed the life of UN Special Representative to Iraq Sergio Vieira de Mello.
''Violence does not solve problems, neither does it contribute to peace. On the contrary, it heightens confrontations'', Protopapas said, adding: ''We should all contribute to the peaceful settlement of the problem through the international community.''
PM’s letter of condolences to Annan: Prime Minister Costas Simitis on Wednesday sent a letter to United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan offering his condolences for the murderous attack against the UN headquarters that cost at least 20 lives, among them UN representative in the Iraqi capital Sergio Vieira de Mello.
“Greece condemns in the most definite way such heinous acts of terrorism against people, who worked for peace and security in Iraq,” Simitis added.
Source: Athens News Agency