19 Aug 2008


by NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer,
on the terrorist attacks in Algeria 

On behalf of NATO, I condemn in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack in Issers today.  I offer NATO’S profound condolences to President Bouteflika and to the Algerian people for this heinous act, which has caused the death of many young people and hope for a speedy recovery of those injured. 

There can be no justification for this destruction.  NATO will continue to work with Algeria and with the other members of our Mediterranean Dialogue to cooperate in the fight against the scourge of terrorism.

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