UN / BHUTTO

27-Dec-2007 00:03:55
Expressing shock and outrage at the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemns the "heinous crime" and calls for those behind the attack to be brought to justice. UNTV / ARCHIVE

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DATELINE: 27 DECEMBER 2007, NEW YORK CITY/ FILE

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1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

UNTV – 27 DECEMBER 2007, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Security Council chambers
3. Cutaway, med shot, delegates
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Marcello Spatafora, Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations:
"The Security Council condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist suicide attacks by extremists that occurred in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on 27 of December 2007, causing the death of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and numerous other casualties and expresses its deep sympathy and condolences to the victims if this heinous act of terrorism and their families and to the people and the government of Pakistan. The Security Council pays tribute to former Prime Minister Bhutto."
5. Zoom in Secretary General shaking hands with Pakistani Ambassador.
6. Pan left, Secretary General approaching podium.
7. Cutaway, cameramen
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations:
"I am shocked and outraged by the assassination of former Prime Minister, Mrs. Benazir Bhutto and many other civilians who have been killed by this terrorist suicide bombing. I call upon the Government authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice and I condemn in the strongest possible terms this assassination."
9. Cutaway, cameramen
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Ambassador Farukh Amil, Deputy Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations:
"These terrorists are targeting all force of modernism, however, the Government of Pakistan remains absolutely committed to fighting terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, thank you. (Inaudible question) It's really too early to say; it's all very speculative. It's too early to say. (Inaudible question) Many people can claim many things, but right now, it's too early"
11. Pan right, Mr. Khalilzad walking to podium
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Zalmay Khalilzad, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations:
"Today is not a good day. I knew Benazir Bhutto quite well. She is a friend of mine; and I was very saddened by the news. I send my condolences to her family, her three kids, her husband, and of course to the people of Pakistan. It is a great tragedy because she stood for moderation, for rule of law, for democracy in her country."

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13. Various shots Mrs. Bhutto meeting Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali at UN Headquarters
14. Med shot, Mrs. Bhutto at General Assembly podium
15. Cutaway, Pakistani delegates
16. SOUNDBITE (English) Benazir Bhutto, former Prime Minister of Pakistan:
"There is no place in Islam for acts of terrorism, however, let us acknowledge that in the post cold war period, we are witnessing the rise of extremist fringe groups in the east and in the west."
17. Wide shot, audience

STORYLINE:

Condemning the deadly terrorist attack that killed former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and at least a dozen others in the northern city of Rawalpindi, the United Nations Security Council today called on all Pakistanis to show restraint in the wake of today's tragedy.

In a statement read out by Ambassador Marcello Spatafora of Italy, which holds the Council's rotating presidency for this month, the 15-member body paid tribute to Ms. Bhutto, leader of the Pakistan People's Party, and called for all those behind the suicide attack to be brought to justice.

The Council also called on all Pakistanis "to exercise restraint and maintain stability in the country."

The Council's statement echoes the condemnation issued earlier today by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who called the assassination of Ms. Bhutto "an assault on stability in Pakistan and its democratic process."

The former leader was previously targeted in October during an attack on her convoy in the southern city of Karachi that killed over 100 people.
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