UN chief relieved terrorists killed, urges dialogue to resolve differences

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he’s relieved that the French terrorists have been killed and is urging all people around the world “to enhance the level of tolerance and respect for the belief and religions and tradition of others.”

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

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

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks during a press conference at the Gaza donor conference in Cairo, Egypt, on October 12, 2014. (photo credit: AFP/Khaled Desouki)
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. (photo credit: AFP/Khaled Desouki)

“This is a purely unacceptable terrorist attack, criminality,” Ban says. “This kind of criminality must be brought to justice in the name of humanity.”

The secretary-general speaks after signing a condolence book at France’s UN Mission.

“I am confident that even in these dark times France will continue to show the way of liberty and tolerance,” Ban wrote in French.