President Mbeki Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Jordan

Tshwane - South African President Thabo Mbeki today, Thursday 10 November 2005, joined the international community in expressing outrage and condemnation of the terrorist attacks in Amman, Jordan on Wednesday 9 November 2005, which left over 100 people dead and scores others wounded.

In a message of support to His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, President Mbeki said, "Please accept on behalf of the government and people of South Africa our deepest condolences following the cowardly attacks on innocent civilians."

"The South African government condemns these heinous acts and expresses its confidence that the perpetrators of these callous acts will soon to brought to face the full might of the law."

"Terrorism cannot be used to justify any cause. Consequently, the thoughts and prayers of the government and people of South Africa reach out to the government and people of Jordan, particularly those who have lost their loved ones, while wishing those wounded a speedy recovery," concluded President Mbeki.

Issued by Ronnie Mamoepa on 082 990 4853

Department of Foreign Affairs
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10 November 2005

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