UN / SRI LANKA REAX

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In a statement, UN chief António Guterres said he was "outraged by the terror attacks" and called for the perpetrators to be "swiftly brought to justice." UNIFEED

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STORY: UN / SRI LANKA REAX
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DATELINE: 22 APRIL 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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FILE – RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

22 APRIL 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2.Various shots, press briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General:
“He recalls the sanctity of all places of worship, adding that he hopes the perpetrators will be swiftly brought to justice. The Secretary-General expresses his deepest condolences to the families of the victims, the people and the Government of Sri Lanka, and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured. The Secretary-General reiterates the support and solidarity of the United Nations with the people and the Government of Sri Lanka in this difficult moment for their country.”
4. Various shots, press briefing room

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UN chief António Guterres said he was "outraged by the terror attacks" and called for the perpetrators to be "swiftly brought to justice."

In a statement read by his spokesperson today (22 Apr), the Secretary-General expressed his “deepest condolences to the families of the victims, the people and the Government of Sri Lanka, and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured.”

The Secretary-General reiterated “the support and solidarity of the United Nations with the people and the Government of Sri Lanka in this difficult moment for their country.”

The statement was issued on Easter Sunday (21 Apr) after reports of terrorist attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka which resulted a death toll of more than 200 people.
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