U.S., UN, Russia Condemn Attacks In Sharm El-Sheikh
23 July 2005 -- The United States, Russia, and the United Nations have all condemned terrorist strikes today that killed at least 62 people in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh.
In a statement, the Russian Foreign Ministry called the bombings "a criminal act" and sent its condolences to families of victims.
A spokesman for Kofi Annan said in New York that the UN secretary-general reacted with "sorrow and anger" to news of the attacks on two hotels and a tourist bazaar in the tourist-packed seaside resort.
Close to 200 people were wounded, many of them foreigners.
(compiled from agency reports)
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