Chinese President Hu
Jintao said in a statement Wednesday that he is deeply shocked
at and strongly condemns the devastating bomb attack on the United
Nations (UN) headquarters in Iraq.
Hu noted in the statement that the truck bomb attack caused
great casualties and expressed condolences to the victims and
sympathy and solicitude for the sufferers in the blast.
A truck bomb ripped through the UN headquarters in Iraq Tuesday
afternoon, causing heavy casualties.
Hu said that incident has once again demonstrated the toughness
and complexity of the reconstruction work in Iraq. However, the
process of Iraq moving towards independence and steady development
will not be stopped and the UN mission will not be suspended
China will, he said, alongside with the international community,
continue to support the United Nations' important role in the Iraq
issue, and help the Iraqi people restore stability and order as
early as possible.
(China Daily August 20, 2003)