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Foreign Minister Westerwelle condemns in the strongest possible terms yesterday’s kidnapping of UN observers in the Golan Heights

07.03.2013 - Press release

21 United Nations observers were yesterday kidnapped by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights. Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement today (7 March):

“I condemn in the strongest possible terms yesterday’s kidnapping of UN observers in the Golan Heights and I welcome the UN Security Council’s prompt and clear response.
Neutral United Nations personnel must not be allowed to become pawns in the civil war in Syria.
I call upon those responsible to release the UN observers immediately.”

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