World grieves for Madrid victims: Annan

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11 March 2005, MADRID- The world grieves with the families of the 191 people killed in Madrid's train bombings a year ago, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said.

11 March 2005

MADRID- The world grieves with the families of the 191 people killed in Madrid's train bombings a year ago, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said.

"The world mourns with them. The truth is, there is much we can do to deter terrorism. We will continue the struggle, " he said.
 
"We are pushing for UN reform which will help strengthen our collective security."

Annan, who on Thursday presented a global strategy for fighting terrorism to an international conference held in the Spanish capital, stressed that international cooperation was needed to tackle the scourge.

"One can sense a real resolve to tackle this issue head on. Governments are coming together to resolve this issue. This is an issue no country can resolve by itself," he said.

He added that the UN General Assembly had already passed 12 texts addressing ways to combat or contain terrorist groups, and was working on a 13th.

In addition, a UN High Panel he appointed provides "a solid base" for bringing about global cooperation, he said.

The global strategy paper urges all countries to observe the UN panel's definition of terrorism as actions that deliberately target civilians to influence government policy.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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