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UN chief relieved French terrorists killed, urges tolerance

January 9, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed relief Friday that the French terrorists have been killed and urged all people around the world “to enhance the level of tolerance and respect for the belief and religions and tradition of others.”

The U.N. chief said all differences of views on religion and other issues can be resolved through dialogue.

But he said the tragedy in Paris was not about religion.

“This is a purely unacceptable terrorist attack, criminality,” Ban said.

The secretary-general spoke after signing a condolence book at France’s U.N. Mission.

“We stand in solidarity with the people of France,” Ban wrote in French on behalf of the United Nations. “I am confident that even through these dark days, France will continue to serve as a beacon for freedom and tolerance.”

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