Secretary-General deplores terrorist attack at Glasgow airport
( UN ) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke out against recent terrorist activity in the United Kingdom and said he would discuss the matter with the prime minister during a planned visit to London next week.
"The Secretary-General deplores the terrorist attack which took place yesterday at Glasgow airport in Great Britain as well as the attempt to explode car bombs in London on Friday," a spokesman for Mr. Ban said in a statement, reiterating the Secretary-General's longstanding view that no cause or belief can justify acts of terrorism.
Mr. Ban "looks forward to his visit to London next week when he will have the opportunity to meet with Prime Minister Gordon Brown to discuss, among other issues, how the international community can best implement the global strategy against terrorism adopted last year by the General Assembly," the spokesman said.
The statement expressed Mr. Ban's strong support for the Government and the people of Great Britain "at this time of heightened security threats in the country."